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Photogrammetry and altimetry: Part B: photogrammetry using Apollo 16 orbital photography

The Apollo 15 and 16 metric and panoramic cameras have provided photographs for accurate topographic portrayal of the lunar surface using photogrammetric methods. In turn, quantitative morphologic analyses of topographic results are invaluable aids in the interpretation of the geologic processes.

Wu, Sherman S.C.; Schafer, Francis J.; Jordan, Raymond; Nakata, Gary M.
Photogrammetry and altimetry: Part B: photogrammetry using Apollo 16 orbital photography; 1972; Book chapter; 315; Federal Government Series; Apollo 16 preliminary science report (NASA SP 315); Wu, Sherman S. C.; Schafer, Francis J.; Jordan, Raymond ; Nakata, Gary M.

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Photogrammetry and altimetry: Part C: frequency distributions of lunar slopes

The metric and panoramic cameras aboard the Apollo 16 spacecraft provided photographs on which photogrammetric techniques may be used to obtain precise measurements of horizontal distances and elevations. These measurements of horizontal distances and elevations. These measurements may in turn be used to obtain slope-frequency distributions of...

Wu, Sherman S.C.; Moore, H.J.
Photogrammetry and altimetry: Part C: frequency distributions of lunar slopes; 1972; Book chapter; 315; Federal Government Series; Apollo 16 preliminary science report (NASA SP 315); Wu, Sherman S. C.; Moore, H. J.

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Preliminary examination of lunar samples: Part A: a petrographic and chemical description of samples from the lunar highlands

More than four-fifths of the surface of the Moon consists of a profoundly cratered irregular surface designated terra or highlands by analogy with the terrestrial continents. These terra regions have much higher albedos than the physiographically lower and much smoother mare regions. The difference in albedo can now be ascribed to a fundamental...

Preliminary examination of lunar samples: Part A: a petrographic and chemical description of samples from the lunar highlands; 1972; Book chapter; 315; Federal Government Series; Apollo 16 preliminary science report (NASA SP 315); The Lunar Sample Preliminary Examination Team

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Preliminary geologic investigation of the Apollo 15 landing site

The Apollo 15 lunar module (LM) landed at longitude 03°39'20'' E, latitude 26°26'00'' N on the mare surface of Palus Putredinis on the eastern edge of the Imbrium Basin. The site is between the Apennine Mountain front and Hadley Rille. The objectives of the mission, in order of decreasing priority, were description and sampling of three...

Swann, G.A.; Bailey, N.G.; Batson, R.M.; Freeman, V.L.; Hait, M.H.; Head, J.W.; Holt, H.E.; Howard, K.A.; Irwin, J.B.; Larson, K.B.; Muehlberger, W.R.; Reed, V.S.; Rennilson, J.J.; Schaber, G.G.; Scott, D.R.; Silver, L.T.; Sutton, R.L.; Ulrich, G.E.; Wilshire, H.G.; Wolfe, E.W.
Preliminary geologic investigation of the Apollo 15 landing site; 1972; Book chapter; 289; Federal Government Series; Apollo 15 preliminary science report (NASA SP-289); Swann, G. A.; Bailey, N. G.; Batson, R. M.; Freeman, V. L.; Hait, M. H.; Head, J. W.; Holt, H. E.; Howard, K. A.; Irwin, J. B.; Larson, K. B.; Muehlberger, W. R.; Reed, V. S.; Rennilson, J. J.; Schaber, G. G.; Scott, D. R.; Silver, L. T.; Sutton, R. L.; Ulrich, G. E.; Wilshire, H. G.; Wolfe, E. W.

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Preliminary geologic investigation of the Apollo 16 landing site

The Apollo 16 landing site in the lunar central highlands encompassed terra plains and adjacent mountainous areas of hilly and furrowed terra. These morphologic units, representing important terrane types in the lunar highlands, had been interpreted as volcanic on most premission geologic maps. However, it became apparent during the mission that...

Muehlberger, W.R.; Batson, R.M.; Boudette, E.L.; Duke, C.M.; Eggleton, R.E.; Elston, D.P.; England, A.W.; Freeman, V.L.; Hait, M.H.; Hall, T.A.; Head, J.W.; Hodges, C.A.; Holt, H.E.; Jackson, E.D.; Jordan, J.A.; Larson, K.B.; Milton, D. J.; Reed, V.S.; Rennilson, J.J.; Schaber, G.G.; Schafer, J.P.; Silver, L.T.; Stuart-Alexander, D.; Sutton, R.L.; Swann, G.A.; Tyner, R.L.; Ulrich, G.E.; Wilshire, H.G.; Wolfe, E.W.; Young, J.W.
Preliminary geologic investigation of the Apollo 16 landing site; 1972; Book chapter; 315; Federal Government Series; Apollo 16 preliminary science report (NASA SP 315); Muehlberger, W. R.; Batson, R. M.; Boudette, E. L.; Duke, C. M.; Eggleton, R. E.; Elston, D. P.; England, A. W.; Freeman, V. L.; Hait, M. H.; Hall, T. A.; Head, J. W.; Hodges, C. A.; Holt, H. E.; Jackson, E. D.; Jordan, J. A.; Larson, K. B.; Milton, D. J.; Reed, V. S.; Rennilson, J. J.; Schaber, G. G.; Schafer, J. P.; Silver, L. T.; Stuart-Alexander, D.; Sutton, R. L.; Swann, G. A.; Tyner, R. L.; Ulrich, G. E.; Wilshire, H. G.; Wolfe, E. W.; Young, J. W.

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The Apollo 17 landing site

Dr Lucchitta describes the geology of the Apollo 17 landing site in the Taurus-Littrow region of the Moon.

Lucchitta, Baerbel K.
The Apollo 17 landing site; 1972; Article; Journal; Nature; Lucchitta, B. K.

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Earthquakes in the oil field at Rangely, Colorado

Seven years of seismic data recorded at the Uinta Basin Observatory were searched for earthquakes originating near an oil field at Rangely, Colorado, located 65 km ESE of the observatory. Changes in the number of earthquakes recorded per year appear to correlate with changes in the quantity of fluid injected per year. Between November 1962 and...

Gibbs, James F.; Healy, John H.; Raleigh, C. Barry; Coakley, John M.
Earthquakes in the oil field at Rangely, Colorado; 1972; OFR; 72-130; Gibbs, James F.; Healy, John H.; Raleigh, C. Barry; Coakley, John M.

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Geological, geophysical, and engineering investigations of the Loveland Basin landslide, Clear Creek County, Colorado, 1963-65

Robinson, Charles Sherwood; Lee, Fitzhugh T.; Moore, R.W.; Carroll, R.D.; Scott, J.H.; Post, J.D.; Robinson, C. S.; Bohman, R.A.
Geological, geophysical, and engineering investigations of the Loveland Basin landslide, Clear Creek County, Colorado, 1963-65; 1972; PP; 673; Robinson, Charles Sherwood; Lee, Fitzhugh T.; Moore, R. W.; Carroll, R. D.; Scott, J. H.; Post, J. D.; Robinson, C. S.; Bohman, R. A.

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Landslide and associated deposits map of the Sugar House Quadrangle, Salt Lake County, Utah

Van Horn, Richard
Landslide and associated deposits map of the Sugar House Quadrangle, Salt Lake County, Utah; 1972; I; 766-D; Van Horn, Richard

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Landslide susceptibility in San Mateo County, California

Information on areas susceptible to failure by landsliding is available in many general geologic maps and reports.  However, it is commonly presented in complex, technical language, together with data not connected with slope stability.  This derivative map is intended to convey such information in nontechnical form so that it will be...

Brabb, Earl E.; Pampeyan, Earl H.; Bonilla, Manuel G.
Landslide susceptibility in San Mateo County, California; 1972; MF; 360; Brabb, E. E.; Pampeyan, E. H.; Bonilla, M. G.

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Map showing landslide deposits and areas of potential landsliding in the Parker Quadrangle, Arapahoe and Douglas counties, Colorado

Maberry, J.O.
Map showing landslide deposits and areas of potential landsliding in the Parker Quadrangle, Arapahoe and Douglas counties, Colorado; 1972; I; 770-E; Maberry, J. O.

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Map showing landslides and areas of potential landsliding in the Salina quadrangle, Utah

The term “landslide” is broadly defined as any “downward and outward movement of slope-forming materials composed of natural rock, soils, artificial fills, or combinations of these materials. The moving mass may proceed by any one of three principal types of movement: falling, sliding, or flossing, or by their combinations” (Varnes, 1958)....

Williams, Paul L.
Map showing landslides and areas of potential landsliding in the Salina Quadrangle, Utah; 1972; I; 591-L; Williams, P. L.