FRISER-IRMIX Database: A Web-Based Support System with Implications in Planetary Mineralogical Studies, Ground Temperature Measurements and Astrobiology

Jesus Martinez-Frias*, Maria Serrano Rubio, F. Javier Martin-Torres, Maria Paz Zorzano, Jose A. Rodriguez-Manfredi, Javier Gomez-Elvira, REMS Team

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Abstract

The existing IR spectral data of Martian dust, rocks and sediments allow for comparing the Martian spectra with the spectra of different terrestrial minerals and lithologies, and those of their alteration and weathering products. The FRISER-IRMIX database contains FTIR spectra of a set of selected minerals (oxides, oxi/hydroxides, sulfates, chlorides, carbonates, sulfides, opal, clays, etc) and basalt (as the main and widespread volcanic Martian rock), that are more representative of Martian conditions. These spectra were measured, considering different mineralogical mixtures, and covering the specific working wavelength range of the REMS-GTS in the NASA’s MSL (Curiosity) rover, which is currently operating on Mars. At present, FRISER-IRMIX comprises more than 400 FT-IR spectra and circa 3,000 cells of data.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMathematics of Planet Earth
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 15th Annual Conference of the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences
EditorsEulogio Pardo-Igúzquiza, Carolina Guardiola-Albert, Javier Heredia, Luis Moreno-Merino, Juan José Durán, Jose Antonio Vargas-Guzmán
PublisherSpringer
Pages783-786
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9783642324086
ISBN (Print)9783642324079
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event15th Annual Conference of the International-Association-for-Mathematical-Geosciences (IAMG) - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 2 Sep 20136 Sep 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Earth System Sciences
ISSN (Print)2193-8571
ISSN (Electronic)2193-858X

Conference

Conference15th Annual Conference of the International-Association-for-Mathematical-Geosciences (IAMG)
CountrySpain
Period2/09/136/09/13

Keywords

  • Database
  • MSL-REMS
  • Mineral mixtures
  • Ground temperature

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