Journal of Earth Science

, 22:586 | Cite as

Distribution of olivine and pyroxene derived from Clementine data in Crater Copernicus

  • Fujiang Liu (刘福江)
  • Rong Yang (杨荣)
  • Ying Zhang (章颖)
  • Le Qiao (乔乐)
  • Shun Wang (王顺)
  • Yang Yang (杨阳)
  • Xiaopan Wang (王小攀)
Article

Abstract

In order to derive the distribution of olivine and pyroxene in Crater Copernicus, we compute two band ratios (950/750 and 2 000/1 500 nm), percent content of elements (Al%, Ca%, Mg%, FeO%) and maturity (Is/FeO) based on Clementine UVVIS and NIR image data. The central peaks of Copernicus, which are known to be olivine-rich or pyroxene-rich, are chosen as “ground truth” and ROIs used to derive the distribution of olivine and pyroxene with a decision tree and spectral angle mapper (SAM). Additionally, we compared previous works and the extraction results coming from the decision tree and the SAM method. The extraction of olivine by both decision tree and SAM agrees well with the previous works’ descriptions, and the result by SAM is more accurate than that by decision tree because spectral features are fully used in SAM. For pyroxene extraction, there is a difference between SAM and the decision tree; one of the reasons is that the decision tree does not fully take advantage of spectral features but is only based on statistics. SAM uses band indices that can be easily extended to other areas on the Moon.

Key Words

Clementine olivine pyroxene SAM decision tree the Moon 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fujiang Liu (刘福江)
    • 1
  • Rong Yang (杨荣)
    • 1
  • Ying Zhang (章颖)
    • 1
  • Le Qiao (乔乐)
    • 1
  • Shun Wang (王顺)
    • 1
  • Yang Yang (杨阳)
    • 1
  • Xiaopan Wang (王小攀)
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Information EngineeringChina University of GeosciencesWuhanChina

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