PaSSTEL: PlanetAry Surface Spectroscopy Toulouse Experimental Laboratory


PaSSTEL database is aimed at characterizing the optical response of geological targets ranging from controlled powders to complex slab rock samples. It mainly consists of visible-near infrared bidirectional reflectance measurements performed on natural mineral solid solution samples, involving pyroxene and/or olivine minerals, with controlled grain size ranging from 45 µm to 2 mm, with six defined granulometric classes. Samples are derived from natural volcanic products with diverse contents of rock fragments, monocrystals and glass, various shapes and surface aspects. Samples can be homogeneous (e.g., olivine) or heterogeneous, consisting of complex mixtures (e.g., pyroclastics), with matrix contributions.

How to cite PaSSTEL
Pinet, Patrick; Daydou, Yves (2017). SSHADE/PaSSTEL: PlanetAry Surface Spectroscopy Toulouse Experimental Laboratory. SSHADE (OSUG Data Center). Service/Database. doi:10.26302/SSHADE/PASSTEL
Who is behind PaSSTEL?
  • Pinet, Patrick (IRAP / OMP)
  • Daydou, Yves (IRAP / OMP)
Scientific managers
Database managers
Database feeders
  • Pinet, Patrick (IRAP / OMP - CNRS - UFT)
  • Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées, Toulouse (OMP)
  • Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
  • Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie (IRAP)
  • Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
  • Université Fédérale de Toulouse / Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse III (UFT)
  • Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)
  • Europlanet 2020 Research Infrastructure, 2015-2019 (grant #654208) (EC-H2020: EPN2020-RI)
Database content statistics
  • Samples: 30
  • Experiments: 6
  • Spectra: 36
  • Content keywords: database, spectroscopy, visible, infrared, minerals, rocks, planetary sciences
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