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Remote Compositional Analysis

Techniques for Understanding Spectroscopy, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry of Planetary Surfaces


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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. The book 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.

Product code: 9781107186200

ISBN 9781107186200
No. Of Pages 652
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H257xW177xS35
Series Cambridge Planetary Science
Publisher Cambridge University Press
This book provides a comprehensive overview of the theory and practical applications of spectroscopic, mineralogical, and geochemical techniques used in planetary remote sensing. It describes state-of-the-art developments in analyzing the chemistry and mineralogy of the surfaces of planets, moons, asteroids, and comets.