Lunar polar topography derived from Clementine stereoimages

A. C. Cook, T. R. Watters, Mark Robinson, P. D. Spudis, D. B J Bussey

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Abstract

Clementine stereoimagery has been used to produce digital elevation models of the Moon, at a scale of ∼1 km/pixel. These models cover regions poleward of 60° in both hemispheres and reveal topography beyond that covered by the Clementine laser-altimeter or Earth-based radar. By combining these polar terrain models with the current Clementine laser altimeter data we have produced a global topographic map of the lunar surface. Several topographic features in the new polar topographic data set are described, including three previously unrecognized pre-Nectarian impact basins. Several known basins have also been mapped, including the southern extent of the South Pole-Aitken basin, and other previously suspected basins have been verified.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12023-12033
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research E: Planets
Volume105
Issue numberE5
StatePublished - May 25 2000
Externally publishedYes

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  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Geophysics
  • Oceanography
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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Cook, A. C., Watters, T. R., Robinson, M., Spudis, P. D., & Bussey, D. B. J. (2000). Lunar polar topography derived from Clementine stereoimages. Journal of Geophysical Research E: Planets, 105(E5), 12023-12033.

Lunar polar topography derived from Clementine stereoimages. / Cook, A. C.; Watters, T. R.; Robinson, Mark; Spudis, P. D.; Bussey, D. B J.

In: Journal of Geophysical Research E: Planets, Vol. 105, No. E5, 25.05.2000, p. 12023-12033.

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Cook, AC, Watters, TR, Robinson, M, Spudis, PD & Bussey, DBJ 2000, 'Lunar polar topography derived from Clementine stereoimages', Journal of Geophysical Research E: Planets, vol. 105, no. E5, pp. 12023-12033.
Cook AC, Watters TR, Robinson M, Spudis PD, Bussey DBJ. Lunar polar topography derived from Clementine stereoimages. Journal of Geophysical Research E: Planets. 2000 May 25;105(E5):12023-12033.
Cook, A. C. ; Watters, T. R. ; Robinson, Mark ; Spudis, P. D. ; Bussey, D. B J. / Lunar polar topography derived from Clementine stereoimages. In: Journal of Geophysical Research E: Planets. 2000 ; Vol. 105, No. E5. pp. 12023-12033.
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