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CRISM images from Mars are expected to contain carbonates such as magnesite . Prior research has been successfully able to determine the approximate percent composition of phyllosilicates in binary lab mixtures using Principle Component Analysis (PCA) . In order to expand this model to work on CRISM images, one of preliminary steps is allowing the algorithm to work on mixtures with more than two components.
Burnett, David, "Using Principle Component Analysis of Spectral Mixtures to Analyze Tertiary and Four End-member Mixtures Containing Carbonates and Olivine" (2018). Pence-Boyce STEM Student Scholarship. 3.