NTRS - NASA Technical Reports Server
surface composition of mercury from reflectance spectrophotometryThe controversies surrounding the existing spectra of Mercury are discussed together with the various implications for interpretations of Mercury's surface composition. Special attention is given to the basic procedure used for reducing reflectance spectrophotometry data, the factors that must be accounted for in the reduction of these data, and the methodology for defining the portion of the surface contributing the greatest amount of light to an individual spectrum. The application of these methodologies to Mercury's spectra is presented.
Vilas, Faith (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
August 14, 2013
January 1, 1988
LUNAR AND PLANETARY EXPLORATION