Multispectral thermal imager observations of the moon during total eclipse.

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Lunar eclipse temperature measurements are sensitive to rock populations because surfaces with abundant exposed rock have much higher mean thermal inertias than surfaces dominated by fine powders . When the Moon passes into the I :arth's shadow, the abrupt reduction in insolation causes surfacc elements to cool at rates which are ILnctions oftheir thermal inertia . The rock population is a lunction of the exposure of a surface unit, originally composed of solid igneous rock or impact mclt, to the impact flux of modest sized projectiles. With time, a competent surface such as a lava flow field or an impact ... continued below

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Lawson, S. L. (Stefanie L.); Rodger, A. P. (Andrew Paul); Bender, S. C. (Steven C.); Lucey, P. G. (Paul G.) & Henderson, B. G. (Bradley G.) January 1, 2003.

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Lunar eclipse temperature measurements are sensitive to rock populations because surfaces with abundant exposed rock have much higher mean thermal inertias than surfaces dominated by fine powders . When the Moon passes into the I :arth's shadow, the abrupt reduction in insolation causes surfacc elements to cool at rates which are ILnctions oftheir thermal inertia . The rock population is a lunction of the exposure of a surface unit, originally composed of solid igneous rock or impact mclt, to the impact flux of modest sized projectiles. With time, a competent surface such as a lava flow field or an impact melt sheet will be comminuted by the impact flux reducing the ratio of coarse to fine particles . In principle, thermal measurements taken during lunar eclipse can be used as a measure of the relative age of surface units .

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  • Submitted to: Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, March 17-21, 2003

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Lawson, S. L. (Stefanie L.); Rodger, A. P. (Andrew Paul); Bender, S. C. (Steven C.); Lucey, P. G. (Paul G.) & Henderson, B. G. (Bradley G.). Multispectral thermal imager observations of the moon during total eclipse., article, January 1, 2003; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc931278/: accessed August 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.