Lunar iron and titanium abundance algorithms based on final processing of Clementine ultraviolet-visible images
Article first published online: 21 SEP 2012
Copyright 2000 by the American Geophysical Union.
Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets (1991–2012)
Volume 105, Issue E8, pages 20297–20305, 25 August 2000
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2000), Lunar iron and titanium abundance algorithms based on final processing of Clementine ultraviolet-visible images, J. Geophys. Res., 105(E8), 20297–20305, doi:10.1029/1999JE001117., , and (
- Issue published online: 21 SEP 2012
- Article first published online: 21 SEP 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 27 OCT 1999
- Manuscript Received: 11 JUN 1999
The Clementine mission to the Moon returned global imaging data collected by the ultraviolet visible (UVVIS) camera. This data set is now in a final state of calibration, and a five-band multispectral digital image model (DIM) of the lunar surface will soon be available to the science community. We have used observations of the lunar sample-return sites and stations extracted from the final DIM in conjunction with compositional information for returned lunar soils to revise our previously published algorithms for the spectral determination of the FeO and TiO2 content of the lunar surface. The algorithms successfully normalize the effects of space weathering so that composition may be determined without regard to a surface's state of maturity. These algorithms permit anyone with access to the standard archived DIM to construct high spatial resolution maps of FeO and TiO2 abundance. Such maps will be of great utility in a variety of lunar geologic studies.