Volume XLII-3
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-3, 1279-1284, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-3-1279-2018
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Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-3, 1279-1284, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-3-1279-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

  30 Apr 2018

30 Apr 2018

POTENTIAL GEOLOGICAL SIGNIFICATIONS OF CRISIUM BASIN REVEALED BY CE-2 CELMS DATA

Z. Meng1,2,3,4, H. Wang1, X. Li1, T. Wang2, Z. Cai3, J. Ping4, and Z. Fu5 Z. Meng et al.
  • 1College of Geoexploration Science and Technology, Jilin University, Changchun, 130026, China
  • 2State Key Laboratory of Remote Sensing Science, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, CAS, Beijing, 100101, China
  • 3Lunar and Planetary Science Laboratory, MUST – Partner Laboratory of Key Laboratory of Lunar and Deep Space Exploration, CAS, Macau, China
  • 4Key Laboratory of Lunar and Planetary Exploration, CAS, Beijing, 100012, China
  • 5Information Project Evaluation Centre of Beijing, Beijing, 100101, China

Keywords: Mare Crisium, Microwave thermal emission, Geological significance, CELMS data, Cold anomaly, Basaltic volcanism

Abstract. Mare Crisium is one of the most prominent multi-ring basins on the nearside of the Moon. In this study, the regolith thermophysical features of Mare Crisium are studied with the CELMS data from CE-2 satellite. Several important results are as follows. Firstly, the current geological interpretation only by optical data is not enough, and a new geological perspective is provided. Secondly, the analysis of the low TB anomaly combined with the (FeO+TiO2) abundance and Rock abundance suggests a special unknown material in shallow layer of the Moon surface. At last, a new basaltic volcanism is presented for Crisium Basin. The study hints the potential significance of the CELMS data in understanding the geological units over the Moon surface.