The Earth and Planetary Remote Sensing Laboratory houses several fast precision workstations that enable a variety of image processing, data analysis, and modeling applications. Students from the Rogers and/or Glotch research groups work in the EPRSL laboratory on a range of projects that involve spectral analysis, planetary geologic mapping, geospatial statistics, light scattering models, thermal models, and stereogrammetry, with the objective of better understanding the physical and chemical processes that have created and modified planetary surfaces over time. The EPRSL is part of the Center for Planetary Exploration in the Department of Geosciences.

Rogers also manages other equipment housed in various department locations including: a temperature and humidity controlled chamber that permits synthesis and in-situ characterization of moisture-sensitive samples, a thermal diffusivity analyzer that permits thermal conductivity measurments of powders and solids, a BTX-II X-ray diffractometer, and a B&W Tek raman spectrometer.

The lab also contains multiple portable instruments and supporting field equipment including a Spectrum Photonics, Inc. hyperspectral thermal infrared (~7-14 micrometers) imager, a FLIR Systems T640 handheld thermal infrared camera, a portable thermal effusivity analyzer, GPS units, and soil moisture probe.

Finally, our research commonly utilizes additional facilities in the Department of Geosciences, including:

  • The Vibrational Spectroscopy Laboratory, managed by Prof. Glotch, for infrared and micro-Raman spectral characterization.
  • Various X-ray diffraction facilities managed by Profs. Lars Ehm and John Parise
  • Experimental petrology and geochemistry facilities managed by Profs. Hanna Nekvasil, Joel Hurowitz, and Scott McLennan
  • We also utilize beamlines at Brookhaven National Lab NSLS-II.

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