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(LAC-93) Geologic map of the Mare Humorum region of the moon

January 9, 2023

The surface of the moon is heterogeneous. Surface materials are classed on the basis of telescopic observations into units each having a limited range of physical properties such as topography, visible under low-illumination and albedo, the reflectivity under full-Moon illumination. Such units are considered analogous to the rock-stratigraphic formations of terrestrial geology. By application of the principles of superposition and intersection, these rock units are arranged in order of relative age and grouped into time stratigraphic units. Following terrestrial contention, the major time-stratigraphic units are designated systems, and their subdivisions, series; corresponding to these units are periods and epochs of time, respectively (Shoemaker, 1962;Shoemaker and Hackman, 1962). The type localities of most of the systems and series recognized to date are in the vicinity of Mare Imbrium. Correlation of many of the rock stratigraphic units of the Mare Humorum region with the rock stratigraphic units of the Mare Imbrium region is still uncertain.

Publication Year 2023
Title (LAC-93) Geologic map of the Mare Humorum region of the moon
DOI 10.5066/P9Z042ET
Authors S. R. Titley
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Astrogeology Science Center