MINERALOGIC AND MORPHOLOGIC ANALYSIS OF THE MOON DURING LRO OPERATIONS

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

This mini-proposal to NASA is for the completion of P.I. James F. Bell's NASA LRO Participating Scientist Program research program titled"Mineralogic and Morphologic Analysis of the Moon During LRO Operations", originally begun under grant NNX08AM81G originally administered to Cornell University in 2008. Prof. Bell has left Cornell and has taken a new position as a Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) at Arizona State University in Tempe. The originally-funded research on this topic had three primary Tasks: (1) Active participation in and assistance with the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Cameras (LROC) team's data reduction, calibration and archiving plans, based on Prof. Bell's experience with data reduction, calibration, and archiving tasks for the functionally-similar Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) Context Camera (CTX) and Mars Color Imager (MARCI); (2) An active, tactical-timescale study of the mineralogy and morphology of pyroclastic darkmantled deposits using a combination of LROC and other new and previous lunar remote sensing data sets; and (3) An active, tactical-timescale study of the locations, physical properties, and geologic implications of highland scarp tectonic features. We made substantial progress on all of these tasks during the three and a half year duration of this award at Cornell. Our expectation is to complete the remaining work during 2012 once JIM BELL: New ASU MDAP COMPLETION PROPOSAL 2 2 this grant is transferred to a new grant at Arizona State University, the PI's new primary institutional affiliation. The following sections provide details and information on research and publications related to our planned completion of this work in 2012. Specific Work Plan Specific work
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date5/8/125/7/15

Funding

  • NASA: Goddard Space Flight Center: $51,172.00

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