A wavelength-dependent visible and infrared spectrophotometric function for the Moon based on ROLO data

Journal of Geophysical Research E: Planets
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Abstract

The USGS's Robotic Lunar Observatory (ROLO) dedicated ground-based lunar calibration project obtained photometric observations of the Moon over the spectral range attainable from Earth (0.347-2.39 ??m) and over solar phase angles of 1.55??-97??. From these observations, we derived empirical lunar surface solar phase functions for both the highlands and maria that can be used for a wide range of applications. The functions can be used to correct for the effects of viewing geometry to produce lunar mosaics, spectra, and quick-look products for future lunar missions and ground-based observations. Our methodology can be used for a wide range of objects for which multiply scattered radiation is not significant, including all but the very brightest asteroids and moons. Copyright 2011 by the American Geophysical Union.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title A wavelength-dependent visible and infrared spectrophotometric function for the Moon based on ROLO data
Series title Journal of Geophysical Research E: Planets
DOI 10.1029/2010JE003724
Volume 116
Issue 4
Year Published 2011
Language English
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Journal of Geophysical Research E: Planets