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Chinese Science Bulletin

, Volume 56, Issue 20, pp 2082–2087 | Cite as

Preliminary results of TiO2 mapping using Imaging Interferometer data from Chang’E-1

  • ZongCheng Ling
  • Jiang Zhang
  • JianZhong Liu
  • WenXi Zhang
  • GuangLiang Zhang
  • Bin Liu
  • Xin Ren
  • LingLi Mu
  • JianJun Liu
  • ChunLai Li
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Abstract

The distribution of titanium abundance on the lunar surface is important knowledge for lunar geologic studies and future resource utilization. In this paper, we develop a preliminary model based on “ground truths” from Apollo and Luna sample-return sites to produce a titanium abundance map from Chang’E-1 Imaging Interferometer (IIM) images. The derived TiO2 abundances are validated with Clementine UVVIS results in several regions, including lunar highlands neighboring the Apollo 16 landing site, and high-Ti and low-Ti maria near the standard site of Mare Serenitatis (MS2). The validation results show that TiO2 abundances modeled with Chang’E-1 IIM data are overestimated for highlands (∼0.7 wt.%) and low-Ti maria (∼1.5 wt.%) and underestimated for high-Ti maria (∼0.8 wt.%).

Keywords

Chang’E-1 Imaging Interferometer (IIM) TiO2 mapping Clementine UVVIS 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • ZongCheng Ling
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jiang Zhang
    • 1
    • 2
  • JianZhong Liu
    • 1
  • WenXi Zhang
    • 3
  • GuangLiang Zhang
    • 1
  • Bin Liu
    • 1
  • Xin Ren
    • 1
  • LingLi Mu
    • 1
  • JianJun Liu
    • 1
  • ChunLai Li
    • 1
  1. 1.National Astronomical ObservatoriesChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.School of Space Science and Physics & Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Optical Astronomy & Solar-Terrestrial EnvironmentShandong University at WeihaiWeihaiChina
  3. 3.Academy of Opto-ElectronicsChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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