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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.
Document ID
19890056384
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Vilas, Faith
(NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1988
Subject Category
LUNAR AND PLANETARY EXPLORATION
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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