The SSHADE Solid Spectroscopy Database for Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences

The European SSHADE database infrastructure on spectroscopy of solids (www.sshade.eu) already offers online over 1500 spectroscopic data on various types of solids. They are provided by a consortium of 21 experimental groups covering expertises in various types of samples, spectral ranges and techniques.

The data are intended to help astronomers and astrophysicists to interpret spectro-photometric observations of surfaces, aerosols, grains, etc. obtained from telescopes and space missions.

The measured samples include ices, minerals, rocks, organic and carbonaceous materials and also liquids. They are either synthesized in the laboratory, natural terrestrial analogs collected or measured in the field, or extraterrestrial samples collected on Earth or on planetary bodies: (micro-)meteorites, IDPs, lunar soils, etc. 
 
SSHADE now has a mature user interface allowing to easily search, visualize and export the spectral data and the associated detailed information on the sample, instrument, measurement parameters, etc. 
 
So don’t hesitate to search SSHADE for relevant laboratory data to compare with your observations or to feed your numerical model. Follow the evolution of SSHADE as new data are regularly ingested by the current and future data providers. And new user’s tools will be also added.

The next users tutorials will be held at EPSC (Berlin, September 17-21, 2018, sessions SMW1.15) and DPS (Knoxville, October 22-26, 2018), don’t miss them!

Bernard Schmitt, the SSHADE team and the SSHADE partner consortium

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