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Photogeology: Part L: crater morphometry

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Abstract

Morphometric analysis of lunar craters (ref. 29-75) complements the more traditional photointerpretive study of crater morphology. These two indirect approaches to the scientific investigation of lunar craters continue to be productive because the preferred alternative method, direct field examination of specific large craters, is not being undertaken in the current series of manned lunar landings and will not be implemented for some time. Metric camera photography returned from the Apollo flights is essential to the continued study of lunar crater geometry. The material provides raw data of a quality far superior to and more uniform than comparable data available from Lunar Orbiter or Earth-based sources.

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Publication type:
Book chapter
Publication Subtype:
Book Chapter
Title:
Photogeology: Part L: crater morphometry
Series number:
315
Year Published:
1972
Language:
English
Publisher:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s):
Astrogeology Science Center
Description:
6 p.
Larger Work Type:
Report
Larger Work Subtype:
Federal Government Series
Larger Work Title:
Apollo 16 preliminary science report (NASA SP 315)
First page:
29-56
Last page:
29-61
Other Geospatial:
Moon