Infrared Spectral Emittance in Geological Mapping: Airborne Spectrometer Data from Pisgah Crater, California

Science  03 Mar 1972:
Vol. 175, Issue 4025, pp. 983-986
DOI: 10.1126/science.175.4025.983


Measurements of spectral emittance in the infrared region from 6.8 to 13.3 micrometers were made with an airborne spectrometer at a rate of six spectra per second, on flights 650 meters above the olivine basalt flows at Pisgah Crater in the southern Californian desert. The spectra show chemical and mineralogical differences that can be related to differences in the terrain below the aircraft.