Laboratory

The Earth and Planetary Remote Sensing Laboratory houses 12 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 infrared/Raman/X-ray analysis of moisture-sensitive samples, a thermal diffusivity analyzer that permits thermal conductivity measurments of powders and solids, and a FLIR Systems T640 handheld thermal infrared camera.

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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