Blewett, D.T.(1) and Hawke, B.R.(1) and Bell, J.F.(2) and Jaumann, R. and Hiesinger, H. and Neukum, G. and Spudis, P.D.(3) (1993) Spectral and Multispectral Imaging Studies of Lunar Mantled Mare Deposits. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, 15-19 March 1993.
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Near-IR reflectance spectra (0.6-2.5 m) and CCD images in the extended visible range (0.4-1.0 m) obtained wth earth-based teles- copes have been used to investigate the composition and origin of formations in the Schiller-Schickard region of the Moon. Of particular interest are the Schickard light plains, which represent an area of mantled mare basalt, or crypto,are. Here local pre- existing mare basalts were eroded and incorporated into a highlands- rich deposit by ejecta from the Orientale Basin. Spectral observa- tions of mature and inmature highland and mare surfaces, as well as dark-halo crater materials provide information on the mafic mineralogy of features in the area. Analyses of the "1 m" absorptionband and spectral mixing models indicate that selected spots in the light plains contain on the order of 50% mare basalt. CCD image cubescan be used to map the amount of basalt in the light plains and evaluate changes with radial distance from Orientale.
|Document Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)|
|Title:||Spectral and Multispectral Imaging Studies of Lunar Mantled Mare Deposits|
|Event Title:||Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, 15-19 March 1993|
|HGF - Research field:||UNSPECIFIED|
|HGF - Program:||other|
|HGF - Program Themes:||other|
|DLR - Research area:||UNSPECIFIED|
|DLR - Program:||no assignment|
|DLR - Research theme (Project):||UNSPECIFIED|
|Institutes and Institutions:||Institute of Planetary Research > Institut für Planetenerkundung|
|Deposited By:||elib DLR-Beauftragter|
|Deposited On:||02 Apr 2006|
|Last Modified:||27 Apr 2009 09:45|
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