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The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment

June 29, 2009

The Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment on NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter will be the first instrument to systematically map the global thermal state of the Moon and its diurnal and seasonal variability. Diviner will measure reflected solar and emitted infrared radiation in nine spectral channels with wavelengths ranging from 0.3 to 400 microns. The resulting measurements will enable characterization of the lunar thermal environment, mapping surface properties such as thermal inertia, rock abundance and silicate mineralogy, and determination of the locations and temperatures of volatile cold traps in the lunar polar regions.

Publication Year 2010
Title The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment
DOI 10.1007/s11214-009-9529-2
Authors D. A. Paige, M. C. Foote, B. T. Greenhagen, J. T. Schofield, S. Calcutt, A. R. Vasavada, D. J. Preston, F. W. Taylor, C. C. Allen, K. Snook, B. M. Jakosky, B. C. Murray, Laurence A. Soderblom, B. Jau, S. Loring, J. Bulharowski, N. E. Bowles, I. R. Thomas, M. T. Sullivan, C. Avis, E. M. De Jong, W. Hartford, D. J. McCleese
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Space Science Reviews
Index ID 70230195
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Astrogeology Science Center