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.
|Name||Lecture Notes in Earth System Sciences|
|Conference||15th Annual Conference of the International-Association-for-Mathematical-Geosciences (IAMG)|
|Period||2/09/13 → 6/09/13|
- Mineral mixtures
- Ground temperature