Mineral Identification from Orbit: Initial Results from the Shuttle Multispectral Infrared Radiometer

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Science  03 Dec 1982:
Vol. 218, Issue 4576, pp. 1020-1024
DOI: 10.1126/science.218.4576.1020


A shuttle-borne radiometer containing ten channels in the reflective infrared has demonstrated that direct identification of carbonates and hydroxyl-bearing minerals is possible by remote measurement from Earth orbit.