Electromagnetic sounding of the moon using Apollo 16 and Lunokhod 2 surface magnetometer observations (preliminary results)
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A new technique of deep electromagnetic sounding of the Moon using simultaneous magnetic field measurements at two lunar surface sites is described. The method, used with the assumption that deep electrical conductivity is a function only of lunar radius, has the advantage of allowing calculation of the external driving field from two surface site measurements only, and therefore does not require data from a lunar orbiting satellite. A transient response calculation is presented for the example of a magnetic field discontinuity of February 13, 1973, measured simultaneously by Apollo 16 and Lunokhod 2 surface magnetometers.
KeywordsMagnetic Field Electrical Conductivity Field Measurement Transient Response Surface Site
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