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

Z. Meng, H. Wang, X. Li, T. Wang, Z. Cai, J. Ping, Z. Fu
2018 The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences  
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 <i>T<sub>B</sub></i> anomaly combined with the (FeO+TiO<sub>2</sub>) abundance and
more » ... b>) 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.
doi:10.5194/isprs-archives-xlii-3-1279-2018 fatcat:q4lcb2j2bvaa3jxx26chooxvdm