Learning outcomes of the course unit
To provideconcepts and methods for a spectroscopy at various scales (laboratory, in thefield, from remote) for the analysis of minerals and rocks in the Visible-nearInfrared. To provide concepts and methods for evaluation of the thermalradiance of surface rocks and sedimentary bodies
Course contents summary
1 –Advanced spectroscopy in the visible-near infrared (VIS-SWIR).
1.1 –Integration of the knowledge of the electronic processes
1.2 –Relationship between variation of the spectral parameters and mineral chemistry.
1.3 –Analysis of mineral mixtures – Scattering effects.
1.4 –Spectroscopy of the rocks.
1.5 –Methods of decomposition of the spectral curves (parameterization, Gaussiandistribution).
1.6 – Insitu surface reflectance spectroscopic measurements
1.7 - Hyperspectralimage sensors for remote sensing in the VIS-SWIR – interferometers – codes forthe atmospheric effects correction.
2.2 –Laboratory 1
2.1 –Analysis of laboratory data of rocks and minerals
2.2 - Analysis of remote hyperspectral data for lithologicand mineral exploration
3 –Spectroscopy in the Mid-infrared (Mid-IR)
3.1 – Kirchhofflaw
3.2 –Otical constants
3.3 –Reflectivity and emissivity spectra of minerals and rocks
3.4 – Insitu surface emittance measurements
3.5 –Hyperspectral profile and imaging systems for remote sensing in the Mid-IR.
4 -Laboratory 2.
4.1 - Analysisof laboratory data of rocks and minerals
4.2 -Analysis of remote hyperspectral data for lithologic and mineral exploration
5 –Analysis of thermal properties of the terrain
5.1 –Emissivity-temperature separation
5.2 –Processes at terrain-atmosphere interface
5.3 –Thermal properties: capacity, conductivity, thermal inertia
5.4 - Thermal variation in the terrain verticalprofile
5.5 – Insitu surface temperature and solar irradiance measurements
5.6 –Methods for evaluating the radiance variation of the terrestrial surface.
6 –Laboratory 3
6.1 –Remote sensing data processing for terrain thermal properties evaluation
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R.G. Burns, Mineralogicalapplications of crystal field theory, Cambridge University Press,1970.
C.M.Pietersand P.A.J. Englert,Remote geochemical analysis: elemental andmineralogical composition, CambridgeUniversity Press, 1993.
B.S. Siegal and A.B. Gillespie,Remote sensing in geology, John Wiley and Sons, 1980 (Cap.2).
Orallectures and exercises
Laboratorywith written final report
Oralexamination and discussion about the written report