The spectral dependence of lunar emissivity
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1965 by the American Geophysical Union.
Journal of Geophysical Research
Volume 70, Issue 19, pages 4959–4962, 1 October 1965
How to Cite
1965), The spectral dependence of lunar emissivity, J. Geophys. Res., 70(19), 4959–4962, doi:10.1029/JZ070i019p04959.(
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Received: 29 MAR 1965
The radiance of the lunar surface in the 8.0 to 10.4 μ region of the infrared spectrum was measured as a function of wavelength with a resolution better than 0.2 μ. Measurements were taken from a high altitude station (elevation 11,500 feet) to minimize the corrections required for atmospheric absorption. The radiance values obtained after correction are not compatible with gray or blackbody radiation at any temperature. Emissivities calculated on the basis of a 120°C lunar surface temperature vary from near unity at 8.5 μ to 0.90–0.93 in the region from 10.0 to 10.4 μ.