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Hydrogen Distribution in the Lunar Polar RegionsWe present a method of conversion of the lunar neutron counting rate measured by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) Lunar Exploration Neutron Detector (LEND) instrument collimated neutron detectors, to water equivalent hydrogen (WEH) in the top approximately 1 m layer of lunar regolith. Polar maps of the Moon’s inferred hydrogen abundance are presented and discussed.
Document ID
20170002485
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Sanin, A. B. (Institute of Space Research Moscow, Russian Federation)
Mitrofanov, I. G. (Institute of Space Research Moscow, Russian Federation)
Litvak, M. L. (Institute of Space Research Moscow, Russian Federation)
Bakhtin, B. N. (Institute of Space Research Moscow, Russian Federation)
Bodnarik, J. G. (Arizona Univ. Tucson, AZ, United States)
Boynton, W. V. (Arizona Univ. Tucson, AZ, United States)
Chin, G. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Evans, L. G. (Computer Sciences Corp. Lanham, MD, United States)
Harshmann, K. (Arizona Univ. Tucson, AZ, United States)
Fedosov, F. (Institute of Space Research Moscow, Russian Federation)
McClanaham, T. P. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
March 23, 2017
Publication Date
June 9, 2016
Publication Information
Publication: Icarus
Volume: 283
ISSN: 0019-1035
Subject Category
Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
Report/Patent Number
GSFC-E-DAA-TN40221
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: RSF 14-22-00249
CONTRACT_GRANT: NNX09AW01G
Distribution Limits
Public
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