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New Views of the Moon
Bradley L. Jolliff, Mark A. Wieczorek, Charles K. Shearer, and Clive R. Neal, editors
(this page revised 08/21/2011)
Table of Contents
Cover of Chinese translation
i-xxii + 772 pages. ISBN 0-939950-72-3; ISBN13 978-0-939950-72-0
The very successful orbital missions of the 1990's, Clementine and Lunar Prospector, provided key mineralogical, geochemical, and geophysical data sets that extended our view of the Moon beyond what we knew from Apollo and Luna exploration to a truly global perspective. These new data sets have been integrated with information gained from three preceding decades of study of lunar samples and older, less complete remotely sensed data sets. Although there have been no new lunar sample-return missions since Apollo and Luna, new samples are available in the form of meteorites, recognized to be pieces of the Moon. These, too, play a role in improved knowledge of the Moon and in helping to couple information obtained by remote sensing with information obtained from rock and soil samples. As we stand on the edge of a new era of lunar and planetary exploration, including new missions to the Moon, Mars, and other planets and moons, we find it essential to examine in depth how the wide variety of data sets obtained during the course of lunar exploration can be used together to better understand the formation of the Moon and how it evolved to its present state. Such an understanding holds important lessons for the new era of lunar exploration as well as the exploration of other planets in the Solar System. This will ultimately lead to better knowledge of how our own planet Earth - with its unique environment suitable for the origin and evolution of life - originated and changed with time.
This book assesses the current state of knowledge of lunar geoscience, given the data sets provided by missions of the 1990's, and lists remaining key questions as well as new ones for future exploration to address. It documents how a planet or moon other than the world on which we live can be studied and understood in light of integrated suites of specific kinds of information. The Moon is the only body other than Earth for which we have material samples of known geologic context for study. This book seeks to show how the different kinds of information gained about the Moon relate to each other and also to learn from this experience, thus allowing more efficient planning for the exploration of other worlds.
Bradley L. Jolliff, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Mark A. Wieczorek, Saint Maur, France
Charles K. Shearer, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Clive R. Neal, Notre Dame, Indiana, USA
Contents of Volume 60
p. iii - iv
p. v - xv
Table of Contents
p. xvi - xxii
Chapter 1. New Views of Lunar Geoscience: An Introduction and Overview
by Harald Hiesinger and James W. Head III, p. 1 - 81
Chapter 2. Understanding the Lunar Surface and Space-Moon Interactions
by Paul Lucey, Randy L. Korotev, Jeffrey J. Gillis, Larry A. Taylor, David Lawrence, Bruce A. Campbell, Rick Elphic, Bill Feldman, Lon L. Hood, Donald Hunten, Michael Mendillo, Sarah Noble, James J. Papike, Robert C. Reedy, Stefanie Lawson, Tom Prettyman, Olivier Gasnault, and Sylvestre Maurice, p. 83 - 220
Chapter 3. The Constitution and Structure of the Lunar Interior
by Mark A. Wieczorek, Bradley L. Jolliff, Amir Khan, Matthew E. Pritchard, Benjamin P. Weiss, James G. Williams, Lon L. Hood, Kevin Righter, Clive R. Neal, Charles K. Shearer, I. Stewart McCallum, Stephanie Tompkins, B. Ray Hawke, Chris Peterson, Jeffrey J. Gillis, and Ben Bussey, p. 221 - 364
Chapter 4. Thermal and Magmatic Evolution of the Moon
by Charles K. Shearer, Paul C. Hess, Mark A. Wieczorek, Matt E. Pritchard, E. Mark Parmentier, Lars E. Borg, John Longhi, Linda T. Elkins-Tanton, Clive R. Neal, Irene Antonenko, Robin M. Canup, Alex N. Halliday, Tim L. Grove, Bradford H. Hager, D-C. Lee, and Uwe Wiechert, p. 365 - 518
Chapter 5. Cratering History and Lunar Chronology
by Dieter Stöffler, Graham Ryder, Boris A. Ivanov, Natalia A. Artemieva, Mark J. Cintala, and Richard A. F. Grieve, p. 519 - 596
Chapter 6. Development of the Moon
by Michael B. Duke, Lisa R. Gaddis, G. Jeffrey Taylor, and Harrison H. Schmitt, p. 597 - 656
Chapter 7. Earth-Moon System, Planetary Science, and Lessons Learned
by Michael B. Duke, Lisa R. Gaddis, G. Jeffrey Taylor, and Harrison H. Schmitt, p. 657 - 704
p. 705 - 721
Supporting Data for Chapter 3 of New Views of the Moon.
The following is a list of data tables referred to in Chapter 3, page 343, each with a link to a down-loadable MicroSoft Excel file.
- Table A3.1. FAS (ferroan anorthositic rock) compositions.
- Table A3.2. Magnesian-suite compositions.
- Table A3.3. Alkali-suite compositions: alkali anorthosite/norite.
- Table A3.4. Alkali-suite compositions: granite/felsite & QMD/monzogabbro.
- Table A3.5. KREEP basalt compositions.
- Table A3.6. Impact-melt rocks & breccia compositions.
- Table A3.7. Granulitic breccia compositions.
- Table A3.8. Feldspathic fragmental breccia compositions.
- Table A3.9. Lunar meteorite compositions.
- Table A3.10. Remote sensing identifications of arthorthosite.
- Table A3.11. Mare basalt group compositions.
- Table A3.12. Volcanic glass group compositions.
Lunar Gravity, Topography and Crustal Thickness Archive of Chapter 3 of New Views of the Moon.
- Description and introduction to the Lunar Gravity, Topography and Crustal Thickness Archive as a pdf file.
- Archive as a zip file (20 MB)
Color Plates of New Views of the Moon
The following is a list of color plates in Volume 60, New Views of the Moon, each with a link to a down-loadable, electronic high-resolution version.
Cover of Chinese translation (2012)
- Plate 1.1. Model ages of mare basalts based on crater counts (11.7 MB)
- Plate 2.1. Map of concentrations of thorium on lunar near side (8.3 MB)
- Plate 2.2. Variation in regolith maturity with depth in Apollo cores (5.8 MB)
- Plate 2.3. Lunar Prospector GRS thorium at half-degree resolution (8.5 MB)
- Plate 2.4. Lunar Prospector GRS FeO at half-degree resolution (8.4 MB)
- Plate 2.5. Global map of thermal neutron flux measured by Lunar Prospector (8.5 MB)
- Plate 2.6. Global average atomic mass derived from LP neutron spectrometer (8.4 MB)
- Plate 2.7. Global map of samarium derived from LP neutron spectrometer (8.6 MB)
- Plate 2.8. Global epithermal neutron flux measured by the LP neutron spectrometer (8.6 MB)
- Plate 2.9. Global images of Clementine UV-VIS 750 nm, derived optical maturity, and derived plagioclase abundance (19.6 MB)
- Plate 2.10. Mineral maps of orthopyroxene, clinopyroxene, and olivine derived from Clementine multispectral data (19.9 MB)
- Plate 2.11. Maps of epithermal neutrons for the north and south poles from the LP neutron spectrometer
- Plate 2.12. Spectrograph image showing Na emission lines from the lunar surface to 1800 km above the limb (4.9 MB)
- Plate 3.1. Radial gravity anomalies determined from the model LP150Q (7.6 MB)
- Plate 3.2. The geoid of the Moon determined from the model LP150Q (7.6 MB)
- Plate 3.3. Topography of the Moon
determined from Clementine LIDAR(7.4 MB)
- Plate 3.4. Topography of the Moon (GLTM2c)referenced to the lunar geoid (LP150Q) (7.2 MB)
- Plate 3.5. Total crustal thickness of the Moon, Model 1, with crustal thickness at the Apollo 12 and 14 sites constrained to be 45 km (7.3 MB)
- Plate 3.6. Total crustal thickness of the Moon, Model 2, assuming that the degree-1 Bouguer anomaly is a result of lateral density variations (7.8 MB)
- Plate 3.7. Crustal thickness of the Moon, Model 3, dual-layer crust showing thickness of the upper crust and of the total crust (15.2 MB)
- Plate 3.8. Map showing location and lithologies of central peaks (4.4 MB)
- Plate 3.9. Anorthosite distribution shown on the Clementine 750 nm basemap (4.4 MB)
- Plate 3.10. Surface expressions of major lunar terranes inferred from global distribution of FeO and thorium (7.4MB)