Estimation of lunar surface temperatures and thermophysical properties: Test of a thermal model in preparation of the MERTIS experiment onboard BepiColombo

Karin E. Bauch, Harald Hiesinger, Jörn Helbert, Mark Robinson, Frank Scholten

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Abstract

The Mercury Radiometer and Thermal Infrared Spectrometer (MERTIS) is part of the payload on the joint ESA-JAXA BepiColombo Mission, scheduled for launch in 2016. The spectrometer is designed to map surface compositions, to identify rock-forming minerals, to map surface mineralogy, and to study surface temperature variations. In preparation of the experiment we developed a thermal model that calculates surface temperatures based on appropriate insolation conditions and thermophysical properties. In the absence of thermal measurements on Mercury, we validate the model with lunar parameters. The results show good agreement with Apollo 17, Clementine and LRO-Diviner data. With appropriate changes of the orbital parameters and ephemeris data this model can be applied to the conditions of Mercury.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-36
Number of pages10
JournalPlanetary and Space Science
Volume101
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 15 2014

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  • Moon
  • Thermal model

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Estimation of lunar surface temperatures and thermophysical properties : Test of a thermal model in preparation of the MERTIS experiment onboard BepiColombo. / Bauch, Karin E.; Hiesinger, Harald; Helbert, Jörn; Robinson, Mark; Scholten, Frank.

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