Accession Number : AD0641706

Title :   A MINERAL TRANSITION IN ATMOSPHERIC DUST TRANSPORT,

Corporate Author : ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES LAB WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE N MEX

Personal Author(s) : Riedmuller,G. F. ; Barber,T. L.

Report Date : AUG 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : The minerals mirabilite and thenardite differ only in number of waters of crystallization, and may easily change from one state to the other. The identification of the minerals in airborne dust by infrared absorption spectroscopy and the rapidity of the transition are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MINERALS, INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY), DUST, AIRBORNE, ABSORPTION SPECTRA, IDENTIFICATION

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE