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Analysis of Spacecraft Data for the Study of Diverse Lunar Volcanism and Regolith Maturation Rates


Abstract Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) and MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft missions provide new data for investigating the youngest impact craters on Mercury and the Moon, along with lunar volcanic end-members: ancient silicic and young basaltic volcanism. The LRO Wide Angle Camera (WAC) and Narrow Angle Camera (NAC) in-flight absolute radiometric calibration used ground-based Robotic Lunar Observatory and Hubble Space Telescope data as standards. In-flight radiometric calibration is a small aspect of the entire calibration process but an important improvement upon the pre-flight measurements. Calibrated reflectance data are essential for comparing images from LRO to missions like MESSENGER, ... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Braden, Sarah Elizabeth (Author) / Robinson, Mark S (Advisor) / Bell, James F (Committee member) / Christensen, Philip R (Committee member) / Clarke, Amanda B (Committee member) / Lawrence, Samuel J (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Planetology / Remote sensing / Geology / impact craters / Mercury / Moon / morphology / space weathering / Volcanism
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 240 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Geological Sciences 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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