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Photogeology: Part L: crater morphometry

January 1, 1972

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.

Publication Year 1972
Title Photogeology: Part L: crater morphometry
Authors Richard J. Pike
Publication Type Book Chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Series Number 315
Index ID 70042890
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Astrogeology Science Center