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Lunar radar mapping: Correlation between radar reflectivity and stratigraphy in north-western mare imbrium

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DOI: 10.1038/2261236b0

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DELAY-DOPPLER radar maps of the Moon obtained with the 430 MHz (70 cm wavelength) radar of the Arecibo Ionospheric Observatory in Puerto Rico (Thompson, unpublished) are at present being studied to correlate geological information with the radar reflexion characteristics of the lunar surface. Preliminary evaluation of the radar data for the Sinus Iridum quadrangle (32??-48?? N; 14??-38?? W) has revealed that the lowest values of radar reflectivity are closely correlated with the mare materials of lowest albedo mapped by Schaber1 as of most recent volcanic origin. These radar data were obtained with a surface resolution of 50 to 100 km2 on January 24 and April 17, 1967. A detailed account of the delay-doppler radar mapping technique can be found in unpublished reports by Thompson. ?? 1970 Nature Publishing Group.

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Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Lunar radar mapping: Correlation between radar reflectivity and stratigraphy in north-western mare imbrium
Series title:
Nature
DOI:
10.1038/2261236b0
Volume
226
Issue:
5252
Year Published:
1970
Language:
English
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Article
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Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Nature
First page:
1236
Last page:
1239
Number of Pages:
4