Dark Mantle Deposit (Annular)

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-9213-9_159-1

Definition

Diffuse, annular, or ring-shaped deposit with very low albedo that mantles or drapes over the lunar surface.

Synonyms

Description

Dark mantle or pyroclastic deposit covering thousands of square kilometers of the lunar surface (Figs. 1 and 2). Smooth-surfaced, dark mantling deposits draped over more rugged highland units on the Moon.

Keywords

Lunar Surface Pyroclastic Deposit Volcanic Plume Eruption Cloud Dike Intrusion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.U.S. Geological Survey, Astrogeology Science CenterFlagstaffUSA