The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment

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The Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment on NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter will be the first instrument to systematically map the global thermal state of the Moon and its diurnal and seasonal variability. Diviner will measure reflected solar and emitted infrared radiation in nine spectral channels with wavelengths ranging from 0.3 to 400 microns. The resulting measurements will enable characterization of the lunar thermal environment, mapping surface properties such as thermal inertia, rock abundance and silicate mineralogy, and determination of the locations and temperatures of volatile cold traps in the lunar polar regions.

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment
Series title Space Science Reviews
DOI 10.1007/s11214-009-9529-2
Volume 150
Year Published 2010
Language English
Publisher Springer Link
Contributing office(s) Astrogeology Science Center
Description 36 p.
First page 125
Last page 160
Other Geospatial Moon
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