A wavelength-dependent visible and infrared spectrophotometric function for the Moon based on ROLO data
Article first published online: 5 APR 2011
Copyright 2011 by the American Geophysical Union.
Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets (1991–2012)
Volume 116, Issue E6, June 2011
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2011), A wavelength-dependent visible and infrared spectrophotometric function for the Moon based on ROLO data, J. Geophys. Res., 116, E00G03, doi:10.1029/2010JE003724., , , , , , , and (
- Issue published online: 5 APR 2011
- Article first published online: 5 APR 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: 23 DEC 2010
- Manuscript Revised: 26 OCT 2010
- Manuscript Received: 30 AUG 2010
 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 μm) 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.