Natural Phenomena Simulation Group

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Sand

  • Refractive index (real part) of hematite (212-1001nm), interpolated from original data with a resolution of 1nm:

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    Original data source:
    I.N. Sokolik and O.B. Toon, Incorporation of mineralogical coposition into models of the radiative properties of mineral aerosol from UV to IR wavelengths, Journal of Geophysical Research, 104(D8):9423-9444, April 1999.
 
 
  • Extinction coefficient (refractive index, imaginary part) of hematite (212-1001nm), interpolated from original data with a resolution of 1nm:

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    Original data source:
    I.N. Sokolik and O.B. Toon, Incorporation of mineralogical coposition into models of the radiative properties of mineral aerosol from UV to IR wavelengths, Journal of Geophysical Research, 104(D8):9423-9444, April 1999.
 
 
  • Refractive index (real part) of limonite (185-2600nm):

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    Original data source:
    Egan, W.G. and Hilgeman, T.W., "Optical Properties of Inhomogeneous Materials: Applications to Geology, Astronomy, Chemistry, and Engineering", Academic Press, 1979.

    * Note that "limonite is the general term for hydrous ferric iron oxides, mostly goethite" (Source: Encyclopedia of Minerals, by W.L. Roberts, T.J. Campbell and G.R. Rapp, 2nd Ed., Chapman & Hall, 1990, page 489).
 
 
  • Extinction coefficient (refractive index, imaginary part) of limonite (185-2600nm):

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    Original data source:
    Egan, W.G. and Hilgeman, T.W., "Optical Properties of Inhomogeneous Materials: Applications to Geology, Astronomy, Chemistry, and Engineering", Academic Press, 1979.

    * Note that "limonite is the general term for hydrous ferric iron oxides, mostly goethite" (Source: Encyclopedia of Minerals, by W.L. Roberts, T.J. Campbell and G.R. Rapp, 2nd Ed., Chapman & Hall, 1990, page 489).
 
 
  • Refractive index (real part) of magnetite (310-1230nm), interpolated from original data with a resolution of 1nm:

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    Original data source:
    A. Schlegel, S.F. Alvarado, and P. Wachter, Optical properties of magnetite (Fe3O4), Journal of Physics C: Solid State Physics, 12:1157-1164, 1979.
 
 
  • Extinction coefficient (refractive index, imaginary part) of magnetite (310-1230nm), interpolated from original data with a resolution of 1nm:

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    Original data source:
    A. Schlegel, S.F. Alvarado, and P. Wachter, Optical properties of magnetite (Fe3O4), Journal of Physics C: Solid State Physics, 12:1157-1164, 1979.
 
 
  • Refractive index (real part) of illite (185-2600nm):

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    Original data source:
    Egan, W.G. and Hilgeman, T.W., "Optical Properties of Inhomogeneous Materials: Applications to Geology, Astronomy, Chemistry, and Engineering", Academic Press, 1979.
 
 
  • Extinction coefficient (refractive index, imaginary part) of illite (185-2600nm):

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    Original data source:
    Egan, W.G. and Hilgeman, T.W., "Optical Properties of Inhomogeneous Materials: Applications to Geology, Astronomy, Chemistry, and Engineering", Academic Press, 1979.
 
 
  • Refractive index (real part) of kaolinite (185-2600nm):

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    Original data source:
    Egan, W.G. and Hilgeman, T.W., "Optical Properties of Inhomogeneous Materials: Applications to Geology, Astronomy, Chemistry, and Engineering", Academic Press, 1979.
 
 
  • Extinction coefficient (refractive index, imaginary part) of kaolinite (185-2600nm):

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    Original data source:
    Egan, W.G. and Hilgeman, T.W., "Optical Properties of Inhomogeneous Materials: Applications to Geology, Astronomy, Chemistry, and Engineering", Academic Press, 1979.
 
 
  • The refractive index (real part) of fused silica (quartz) 250-1000nm with a resolution of 5nm.

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    Original data source:
    M. Bass. Handbook of Optics, Vol. 4. McGraw-Hill, New York, NY, USA, 2010
 
 
  • Refractive index (real part) of basalt (185-2500nm):

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    Original data source:
    Egan, W.G. and Hilgeman, T.W., "Optical Properties of Inhomogeneous Materials: Applications to Geology, Astronomy, Chemistry, and Engineering", Academic Press, 1979.
 
 
  • Extinction coefficient (refractive index, imaginary part) of basalt (185-2500nm):

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    Original data source:
    Egan, W.G. and Hilgeman, T.W., "Optical Properties of Inhomogeneous Materials: Applications to Geology, Astronomy, Chemistry, and Engineering", Academic Press, 1979.
 
 
  • Refractive index (real part) of water (200-395nm):

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    Original data source:
    Release on the Refractive Index of Ordinary Water Substance as a Function of Wavelength, Temperature and Pressure, The International Association for the Properties of Water and Steam (IAPWS), Erlangen, Germany, September 1997 (7 pages).
 
 
  • Refractive index (real part) of water (400-1100nm), linearly interpolated from original data with a resolution of 5nm:

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    Original data source:
    K.F. Palmer and D. Williams, Optical Properties of water in the near infrared, Journal of the Optical Society of America, V.64, pp. 1107-1110, August, 1974.
 
 
  • Extinction coefficient (refractive index, imaginary part) of water (200-375nm), linearly interpolated from original data (resolution of 5nm)

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    Original data source:
    G.M. Hale and M.R. Querry, Optical Constants of Water in the 200-nm to 200-um Wavelength Region, Applied Optics, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp 555-563, March 1973.
 
 
  • Specific absorption coefficient (s.a.c.) of water (380-725nm) with a resolution of 5nm:

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    Original data source:
    R.M. Pope and E.S. Fry, Absorption spectrum (380-700nm) of pure water. II. Integrating cavity measurements, Applied Optics, V. 36, N. 33, pp. 8710-8723, November, 1997.
 
 
  • Specific absorption coefficient (s.a.c.) of water (725-1100nm) linearly interpolated from original data with a resolution of 5nm:

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    Original data source:
    K.F. Palmer and D. Williams, Optical Properties of water in the near infrared, Journal of the Optical Society of America, V.64, pp. 1107-1110, August, 1974.
 
 


 
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