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Lunar surface chemistry: A new imaging technique

January 1, 1977

Detailed chemical maps of the lunar surface have been constructed by applying a new weighted-filter imaging technique to Apollo 15 and Apollo 16 x-ray fluorescence data. The data quality improvement is amply demonstrated by (i) modes in the frequency distribution, representing highland and mare soil suites, which are not evident before data filtering and (ii) numerous examples of chemical variations which are correlated with small-scale (about 15 kilometer) lunar topographic features.

Publication Year 1977
Title Lunar surface chemistry: A new imaging technique
Authors C.G. Andre, M.J. Bielefeld, E. Eliason, L. A. Soderblom, I. Adler, J.A. Philpotts
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Science
Index ID 70009958
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse