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Maps Characterizing the Lunar Regolith MaturityThere are several parameters characterizing maturity of the lunar regolith. Most reliable of them are the ratio Is/FeO, characterizing relative concentration of nano-phase reduced iron, and the agglutinate content. The ratio Is/FeO is often called the degree of maturity of the lunar regolith. Studies of lunar samples show that the agglutinate content correlates with the maturity degree. Besides, the abundance of crystalline component, independently of its composition, anti-correlates with the maturity degree. In present paper we examine these correlations, mapping the parameter Is/FeO, the abundance of agglutinates in the lunar regolith, and the abundance of the crystalline component presented with pyroxene, plagioclase, olivine, and ilmenite. We use measurements of lunar samples made by Lunar Soil Characterization Consortium (LSCC) and multispectral lunar data of high spatial resolution available after the Clementine mission to the Moon.
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Acquisition Source
Johnson Space Center
Document Type
Conference Paper
V. Kaydash
(V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University Kharkiv, Ukraine)
Yu. Shkuratov
(V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University Kharkiv, Ukraine)
D. Stankevich
(V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University Kharkiv, Ukraine)
V. Omelchenko
(V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University Kharkiv, Ukraine)
C. Pieters
(Brown University Providence, Rhode Island, United States)
L. Taylor
(University of Tennessee at Knoxville Knoxville, United States)
Date Acquired
August 21, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2004
Publication Information
Publication: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXV: Moon and Mercury
Subject Category
Lunar And Planetary Science And Exploration
Meeting Information
Meeting: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXV
Location: Houston, TX
Country: US
Start Date: March 14, 2004
End Date: March 18, 2004
Sponsors: Johnson Space Center, Lunar and Planetary Institute
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