Lunar Domes

Properties and Formation Processes

  • Raffaello Lena
  • Christian Wöhler
  • Jim Phillips
  • Maria Teresa Chiocchetta

Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Also part of the Astronomy and Planetary Sciences book sub series (ASTRONOMY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Lunar Domes Morphometry, Geophysical Modelling and Formation Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Raffaello Lena, Christian Wöhler, James Phillips, Maria Teresa Chiocchetta
      Pages 3-22
    3. Raffaello Lena, Christian Wöhler, James Phillips, Maria Teresa Chiocchetta
      Pages 23-38
    4. Raffaello Lena, Christian Wöhler, James Phillips, Maria Teresa Chiocchetta
      Pages 39-48
    5. Raffaello Lena, Christian Wöhler, James Phillips, Maria Teresa Chiocchetta
      Pages 49-57
    6. Raffaello Lena, Christian Wöhler, James Phillips, Maria Teresa Chiocchetta
      Pages 59-65
  3. Guide to Observing Lunar Domes on the Moon

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Raffaello Lena, Christian Wöhler, James Phillips, Maria Teresa Chiocchetta
      Pages 69-78
    3. Raffaello Lena, Christian Wöhler, James Phillips, Maria Teresa Chiocchetta
      Pages 79-134
    4. Raffaello Lena, Christian Wöhler, James Phillips, Maria Teresa Chiocchetta
      Pages 135-143
    5. Raffaello Lena, Christian Wöhler, James Phillips, Maria Teresa Chiocchetta
      Pages 145-147
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 149-174

About this book

Introduction

Lunar domes are structures of volcanic origin which are usually difficult to observe due to their low heights. The Lunar Domes Handbook is a reference work on these elusive features. It provides a collection of images for a large number of lunar domes, including telescopic images acquired with advanced but still moderately intricate amateur equipment as well as recent orbital spacecraft images. Different methods for determining the morphometric properties of lunar domes (diameter, height, flank slope, edifice volume) from image data or orbital topographic data are discussed. Additionally, multispectral and hyperspectral image data are examined, providing insights into the composition of the dome material. Several classification schemes for lunar domes are described, including an approach based on the determined morphometric quantities and spectral analyses. Furthermore, the book provides a description of geophysical models of lunar domes, which yield information about the properties of the lava from which they formed and the depth of the magma source regions below the lunar surface.

Keywords

Geological Processes Moon Image Processing Lunar Domes Spectra Volcanism

Authors and affiliations

  • Raffaello Lena
    • 1
  • Christian Wöhler
    • 2
  • Jim Phillips
    • 3
  • Maria Teresa Chiocchetta
    • 4
  1. 1.RomaItaly
  2. 2.Information TechnologyFaculty of Electrical Engineering andDortmundGermany
  3. 3.CharlestonUSA
  4. 4.ChiavariItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-88-470-2637-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-2636-0
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-2637-7
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