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Apollo Soil BUG Observations

The Bloomsburg University Goniometer (BUG) was used to make bidirectional
reflectance distribution function (BRDF) measurements of Apollo samples at
several wavelengths.


Archive Contents

Root Directory - Start here for access to the entire volume. 

AAREADME.TXT - Introduction to the BUG archive. Read this first.
VOLDESC.CAT - Description of the volume contents as a PDS catalog object.

INDEX Directory - The INDEX directory contains a PDS index file for this archive. An index file is an ASCII table with each record (or line) in the table containing information about a single data product in archive. See the file INDXINFO.TXT for additional details.

  • INDEX.TAB - A list of all data files in the archive. Use this file to browse the data. This file is described by the label INDEX.LBL.

DATA Directory - The DATA directory contains six data products in ASCII CSV tables, accompanied by detached PDS labels. The data are further described in DATAINFO.TXT.

CATALOG Directory - Files in the CATALOG directory are text files containing documentation formatted in PDS object description language. The files contain information about the BUG instrument and laboratory, the data set, references, and
personnel involved in archiving the data. The contents of this directory are described in CATINFO.TXT.

BROWSE Directory - The BROWSE directory contains plots showing examples of the scattering behavior measured by BUG. The contents of this directory are described in BROWINFO.TXT.

GEOMETRY Directory - The GEOMETRY directory contains files needed to describe the observation geometry for the data in the archive. Geometry information and directory contents are described in GEOMINFO.TXT.



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