Theory of Reflectance and Emittance Spectroscopy

Theory of Reflectance and Emittance Spectroscopy

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Reflectance and emittance spectroscopy are increasingly important tools in remote sensing and have been employed in most recent planetary spacecraft missions. They are primarily used to measure properties of disordered materials, especially in the interpretation of remote observations of the surfaces of the Earth and other terrestrial planets. This book gives a quantitative treatment of the physics of the interaction of electromagnetic radiation with particulate media, such as powders and soils. Subjects covered include electromagnetic wave propagation, single particle scattering, diffuse reflectance, thermal emittance and polarisation. This new edition has been updated to include a quantitative treatment of the effects of porosity, a detailed discussion of the coherent backscatter opposition effect, a quantitative treatment of simultaneous transport of energy within the medium by conduction and radiation, and lists of relevant databases and software. This is an essential reference for research scientists, engineers and advanced students of planetary remote more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 180 b/w illus. 7 tables
  • 1139215973
  • 9781139215978

Table of contents

Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Electromagnetic wave propagation; 3. The absorption of light; 4. Specular reflection; 5. Single particle scattering: perfect spheres; 6. Single particle scattering: irregular particles; 7. Propagation in a nonuniform medium: the equation of radiative transfer; 8. The bidirectional reflectance of a semi-infinite medium; 9. The opposition effect; 10. A miscellany of bidirectional reflectances and related quantities; 11. Integrated reflectances and planetary photometry; 12. Photometric effects of large scale roughness; 13. Polarization; 14. Reflectance spectroscopy; 15. Thermal emission and emittance spectroscopy; 16. Simultaneous transport of energy by radiation and conduction; Appendix A. A brief review of vector calculus; Appendix B. Functions of a complex variable; Appendix C. The wave equation in spherical coordinates; Appendix D. Fraunhoffer diffraction by a circular hole; Appendix E. Table of symbols; Bibliography; more

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'... packed with information ... a stimulating and enjoyable read. I encourage any students who read this early in their careers to work through the equations even if they look intimidating, as Hapke does a great job of articulating his logic. For those already familiar with the first edition of this text, it is still a worthwhile read. It centralizes Hapke's pioneering early work with the developments in the almost 20 years since the first edition was published, and the reorganization of chapters and sections results in a more natural, accessible flow.' Rachel Klima, Meteoritics and Planetary Scienceshow more