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Crater morphometry, part LMorphometric analysis of lunar craters complements the more traditional photointerpretive study of crater morphology. A sampling is presented of morphometric results for five selected medium-sized craters photographed on the Apollo 16 mission: Madler, Langrenus B, Isidorus, Capella, and King. Apollo metric camera data present the first real opportunity to evaluate previous topographic measurements in terms of accuracy rather than in terms of precision. This method of generating crater measurements furnishes far more complete data than does the shadow-length method that yielded most of the previous morphometric information on lunar craters.
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Legacy CDMS
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Pike, R. J.
(Geological Survey Washington, DC, United States)
Date Acquired
August 7, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1972
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Apollo 16 Prelim. Sci. Rept.
Subject Category
Space Sciences
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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