Visible and Near-Infrared (VNIR) Spectral Survey of Martian Meteorites

Stored at the National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR)

 

This is a compilation of photographs and VNIR reflectance spectral data of Martian meteorites stored at NIPR measured while Takahiro Hiroi was a visiting professor at NIPR during the summer of 2010.  The project was later funded by the Japanese Government grant (JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number 24540493).  The detailed results were published as:

T. Hiroi, H. Kaiden, K. Misawa, T. Niihara, H. Kojima, S. Sasaki (2011) Visible and near-infrared spectral survey of Martian meteorites stored at the National Institute of Polar Research.  Polar Sci. 5, 337-344.

 

1.  List of Examined Martian Meteorite Samples and Measured Spots

Meteorite Name Classification Pairing Parent Rock Weight (g) Subsample No. Measured Spots
ALH77005 Lherzolitic shergottite  
212.45
86
A, B
Y793605 Lherzolitic shergottite  
16.084
3
A, B
Y980459 Olivine-phyric basalt  
82.46
12
A
Y980497 Olivine-phyric basalt Y980459
8.713
42
A
Y984028 Lherzolitic shergottite Y000027
12.342
Y000027 Lherzolitic shergottite  
9.685
20
A
Y000047 Lherzolitic shergottite Y000027
5.345
Y000097 Lherzolitic shergottite Y000027
24.484
Y000593 Nakhlite  
13713
15
A
Y000749 Nakhlite Y000593
1283
Y000802 Nakhlite Y000593
22
Nakhla Nakhlite  
BM1913,25
A

 

2.  Photographs of Measured Spots (Each spot is about 2x3 mm in size)

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3.  VNIR Reflectance Spectra of Measured Spots

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You can download the spectral data in Excel format or Comma-separated format.