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.
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Number of pages: 174
Weight: 3248 g
Dimensions: 240 x 168 x 10 mm
Edition: 2013 ed.
From the reviews:"In probably the first book ever focused on lunar domes, Lena (independent scholar) and colleagues review what is known about them and add new data. ... descriptions will interest mainly lunar specialists and perhaps observers looking for viewing targets on the moon. ... The authors have clearly studied lunar domes in great detail and assembled a wealth of data on them ... . Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students through professionals." (B. M. Simonson, Choice, Vol. 51 (4), December, 2013)
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