Remote Chemical Sensing Using Nuclear Spectroscopy

@inproceedings{Prettyman2006RemoteCS,
  title={Remote Chemical Sensing Using Nuclear Spectroscopy},
  author={T H Prettyman},
  year={2006}
}
Nuclear spectroscopy techniques are used to determine the elemental composition of planetary surfaces and atmospheres. Radiation, including gamma rays and neutrons, is produced steadily by cosmic ray bombardment of the surfaces and atmospheres of planetary bodies and by the decay of radionuclides within the solid surface. The leakage flux of gamma rays and neutrons contains information about the abundance of major elements, selected trace elements, and light elements such as H and C. Gamma rays… CONTINUE READING

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 13 references

Elemental composition

  • H T.
  • 2006

Elemental composition of the lunar surface : Analysis of gamma ray spectroscopy data from Lunar Prospector

  • T. H. Prettyman
  • J . Geophys . Res .
  • 2006

Composition and structure of the Martian surface at high southern latitudes from neutron spectroscopy

  • T. H. Prettyman
  • J . Geophys . Res .
  • 2004

Gamma - ray , neutron , and alphaparticle spectrometers for the Lunar Prospector mission

  • W. C. Feldman
  • J . Geophys . Res . Planets .
  • 2004

The Mars Odyssey gamma-ray

  • Bibliography Boynton, V W.
  • 2004

Iron abundances on the lunar surface as measured by the Lunar Prospector gamma - ray and neutron spectrometers

  • D. J. Lawrence
  • J . Geophys . Res .
  • 2002

Lunar Prospector neutron spectrometer constraints on TiO 2

  • R. C. Elphic
  • J . Geophys . Res .
  • 2002

Evidence for water ice near the lunar poles

  • W. C. Feldman
  • J . Geophys . Res .
  • 2001

Thorium abundances on

  • edition, John Wiley, Sons. Lawrence, J D.
  • 2000

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…