Abstract

Infrared reflectance spectra of minerals of the carbonate, sulfate, nitrate, and silicate families exhibit spectral absorption band patterns that can be detected in reflection from surface minerals. These features could perhaps be used to identify such minerals from infrared reflection spectra of the moon and some planets; they might also be a source of confusion in interpretation of atmospheric spectra.

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1963 (1)

D. G. Rea, T. Belsky, M. Calvin, Science 141, 923 (1963).
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Belsky, T.

D. G. Rea, T. Belsky, M. Calvin, Science 141, 923 (1963).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Calvin, M.

D. G. Rea, T. Belsky, M. Calvin, Science 141, 923 (1963).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hovis, W. A.

W. A. Hovis, Icarus, 4, 425 (1965).
[CrossRef]

McCarthy, D. E.

Rea, D. G.

D. G. Rea, T. Belsky, M. Calvin, Science 141, 923 (1963).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

White, J. U.

Appl. Opt. (1)

Icarus (1)

W. A. Hovis, Icarus, 4, 425 (1965).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. (1)

Science (1)

D. G. Rea, T. Belsky, M. Calvin, Science 141, 923 (1963).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Figures (14)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Spectral reflectance of calcium carbonate.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Spectral reflectance of sodium carbonate.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Spectral reflectance of hydrous calcium sulfate.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Spectral reflectance of sodium nitrate.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Spectral reflectance of potassium nitrate.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Spectral reflectance of sodium chloride.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Spectral reflectance of silica sand.

Fig. 8
Fig. 8

Spectral reflectance of Rosamond Dry Lake soil.

Fig. 9
Fig. 9

Spectral reflectance of Pawnee Grassland soil.

Fig. 10
Fig. 10

Spectral reflectance of gypsum sand.

Fig. 11
Fig. 11

Spectral reflectance of Atlantic City, New Jersey, beach sand.

Fig. 12
Fig. 12

Spectral reflectance of Daytona Beach, Florida, beach sand.

Fig. 13
Fig. 13

Spectral reflectance of salt pool, Death Valley.

Fig. 14
Fig. 14

Spectral reflectance of Chilean nitrate soil.

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