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, Volume 17, Issue 3, pp 259–262 | Cite as

Electromagnetic sounding of the moon using Apollo 16 and Lunokhod 2 surface magnetometer observations (preliminary results)

  • L. L. Vanyan
  • T. A. Vnutchokova
  • E. B. Fainberg
  • E. A. Eroschenko
  • P. Dyal
  • C. W. Parkin
  • W. D. Daily
Article

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Magnetic Field Electrical Conductivity Field Measurement Transient Response Surface Site 
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References

  1. Dyal, P., Parkin, C. W., and Daily, W. D.: 1973, InProc. Fourth Lunar Sci. Conf.,3, (W. A. Gose ed.), pp. 2925–2945, Pergamon Press, New York.Google Scholar
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht-Holland 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. L. Vanyan
    • 1
  • T. A. Vnutchokova
    • 1
  • E. B. Fainberg
    • 2
  • E. A. Eroschenko
    • 2
  • P. Dyal
    • 3
  • C. W. Parkin
    • 4
  • W. D. Daily
    • 5
  1. 1.Institute of OceanologyU.S.S.R. Academy of SciencesMoscowU.S.S.R.
  2. 2.Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere and Radiowave PropagationU.S.S.R. Academy of SciencesMoscowU.S.S.R.
  3. 3.NASA-Ames Research CenterMoffett FieldUSA
  4. 4.Department of PhysicsUniversity of Santa ClaraSanta ClaraUSA
  5. 5.Eyring Research InstituteProvoUSA

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