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Remote Compositional Analysis Techniques for Understanding Spectroscopy, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry of Planetary Surfaces

By: Janice L Bishop(Editor), James F Bell III(Editor), Jeffrey E Moersch(Editor)
632 pages, 147 colour & 32 b/w photos and illustrations, tables
Remote Compositional Analysis
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  • Remote Compositional Analysis ISBN: 9781107186200 Hardback Nov 2019 Expected dispatch within 3-4 days
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How do planetary scientists analyze and interpret data from laboratory, telescopic, and spacecraft observations of planetary surfaces? What elements, minerals, and volatiles are found on the surfaces of our Solar System's planets, moons, asteroids, and comets? This comprehensive volume answers these topical questions by providing an overview of the theory and techniques of remote compositional analysis of planetary surfaces. Bringing together eminent researchers in Solar System exploration, it describes state-of-the-art results from spectroscopic, mineralogical, and geochemical techniques used to analyze the surfaces of planets, moons, and small bodies. Remote Compositional Analysis introduces the methodology and theoretical background of each technique, and presents the latest advances in space exploration, telescopic and laboratory instrumentation, and major new work in theoretical studies. This engaging volume provides a comprehensive reference on planetary surface composition and mineralogy for advanced students, researchers, and professional scientists.


Part I. Theory of Remote Compositional Analysis Techniques and Laboratory Measurements:
1. Electronic spectra of minerals in the visible and near-infrared regions
2. Theory of reflectance and emittance spectroscopy of geologic materials in the visible and infrared regions
3. Mid-IR (thermal) emission and reflectance spectroscopy: laboratory spectra of geologic materials
4. Visible and near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy: laboratory spectra of geologic materials
5. Visible and infrared spectroscopy of ices, volatiles and organics
6. Raman spectroscopy: theory and laboratory spectra of geologic materials
7. Mössbauer spectroscopy: theory and laboratory spectra of geologic materials
8. Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy: theory and laboratory spectra of geologic materials
9. Fundamentals of neutron, X-ray and gamma ray spectroscopy
10. Radar remote sensing: theory and applications

Part II. Terrestrial Field and Airborne Applications:
11. Visible and near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy: field and airborne measurements
12. Raman spectroscopy: field measurements

Part III. Analysis Methods:
13. Effects of environmental conditions on spectral measurements
14. Hyper- and multispectral VNIR imaging analysis
15. Thermal infrared spectral modeling
16. Geochemical interpretations using multiple remote datasets

Part IV. Applications to Planetary Surfaces:
17. Spectral analyses of Mercury
18. Compositional analysis of the Moon from the visible and near-infrared
19. Spectral analyses of asteroids
20. VIS-NIR spectral analyses of asteroids and comets from Dawn and Rosetta
21. Spectral analyses of Saturn's moons using Cassini-VIMS
22. Spectroscopy of Pluto and its satellites
23. VSWIR spectral analyses of Mars from orbit using CRISM and OMEGA
24. Thermal infrared spectral analyses of Mars from orbit using TES and THEMIS
25. Rover-based thermal infrared remote sensing of Mars using the mini-TES instrument
26. Compositional and mineralogic analyses of Mars using multispectral imaging on the Mars Exploration Rover, Phoenix, and Mars Science Laboratory Missions
27. Iron mineralogy, oxidation state, and alteration on Mars from Mössbauer spectroscopy at Gusev Crater and Meridiani Planum
28. Elemental analyses of Mars using APXS
29. Elemental analyses of Mars with LIBS by ChemCam and SuperCam
30. X-ray, gamma-ray, and neutron spectroscopy: planetary missions
31. Radar remote sensing of planetary bodies.

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Janice L. Bishop is a senior research scientist at the SETI Institute, where she is Chair of Astrobiology and on the Science Council. She investigates Mars surface composition, mineral spectroscopy, and volcanic alteration, and has worked with data from many martian missions, including MRO/CRISM for which she is a Co-I. She has served as Editor for Icarus and special issues in American Mineralogist and Clay Minerals. She has received awards from the Clay Minerals Society, the Humboldt Foundation and the Helmholtz Foundation, and is a Geological Society of America (GSA) Fellow.

Jim Bell is a professor at Arizona State University, where he specializes in astronomy and planetary science. He studies the geology, geochemistry and mineralogy of Solar System objects using telescopes and spacecraft. He received the Carl Sagan Medal from the American Astronomical Society for excellence in public communication in the planetary sciences, and asteroid 8146 Jimbell was named after him by the IAU. He edited The Martian Surface: Composition, Mineralogy and Physical Properties (2008) and co-edited Asteroid Rendezvous (2002).

Jeffrey E. Moersch is Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of Tennessee. His research focuses on the geology of planetary surfaces, remote sensing, terrestrial analog field work, and planetary instrument development. He has extensive spacecraft mission experience, including work as a member of the science teams of the Mars Exploration Rover mission, the Mars Odyssey mission, and the Mars Science Laboratory mission. He has conducted astrobiology-related research in many terrestrial analog field sites, including Death Valley and the Mojave Desert, the Atacama Desert, the Andes and the Arctic. From 2010 to 2015 he was the Mars Editor for Icarus.

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By: Janice L Bishop(Editor), James F Bell III(Editor), Jeffrey E Moersch(Editor)
632 pages, 147 colour & 32 b/w photos and illustrations, tables
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