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Lunar Soil Characterization Consortium (LSCC) Data

Apollo Mare Soils

  • Taylor, L.A., A. Patchen, D.-H. Taylor, J.G. Chambers, and D.S. McKay, 1996, X-ray digital imaging and petrography of lunar mare soils: Data input for remote sensing calibrations, Icarus, 124, 500-512.Taylor, L.A., C.M. Pieters, L.P. Keller, R.V. Morris, D.S. McKay, A. Patchen, and S. Wentworth, 2001, The effects of space weathering on Apollo 17 mare soils: petrographic and chemical characterization. Meteor. Planet. Sci. 36, 285-299.
  • Taylor, L.A., C.M. Pieters, L.P. Keller, R.V. Morris, and D.S. McKay, 2001, Lunar mare soils: Space weathering and the major effects of surface-correlated nanophase Fe. Jour. Geophys. Res. 106, 27,985-27,999.
  • Pieters, C.M., D.G. Stankevich, Y.G. Shkuratov, and L.A. Taylor, 2002, Statistical analysis of the links among lunar mare soil mineralogy, chemistry, and reflectance spectra, Icarus 155, 285-298.

Table 1

Modal abundance of minerals and glasses in finest size fractions of selected Apollo Mare soils. Maturity as Is/FeO of the <250 mm fraction [Morris, 1978] is given directly after the soil number, a value commonly used as the reference maturity for an entire soil.

Table 2

Modal percentages of four sub-sets of pyroxenes in the finest size fractions of Apollo Mare soils. Maturity as Is/FeO of the <250 mm fraction [Morris, 1978] is given directly after the soil number, a value commonly used as the reference maturity for an entire soil.

Table 3

Bulk chemistry and Is/FeO values of the finest size fractions of Apollo Mare soils. The chemistry was determined by EMP analyses of fused beads of the soil. Values of Is/FeO are from FMR analyses. Maturity as Is/FeO of the <250 mm fraction [Morris, 1978] is given directly after the soil number, a value commonly used as the reference maturity for an entire soil.

Table 4

Average compositions of minerals and glasses in the finest size fractions of selected High-Ti mare soils. Maturity as Is/FeO of the <250 mm fraction [Morris, 1978] is given directly after the soil number, a value commonly used as the reference maturity for an entire soil.

Table 5

Average compositions of agglutinitic glasses in Apollo Mare Soils. This designation effectively includes all impact-produced glass, the majority (>90 %) of which is agglutinitic glass; these are combined because they have similar compositions and both contain np-Fe. Maturity as Is/FeO of the <250 mm fraction [Morris, 1978] is given directly after the soil number, a value commonly used as the reference maturity for an entire soil.

 Apollo Highland Soils

  • Taylor, L.A., Cahill, J.T., Patchen, A., Pieters, C., Morris, R.V., Keller, L.P., & McKay, D.S., 2001, Mineralogical and chemical characterization of lunar high-land regolith: lessons learned from mare soils. Lunar & Planetary Sci. Conf., LPI CD-ROM # 2196.
  • Taylor, L.A.,A. Patchen, J. Cahill1, C.M. Pieters, R.V. Morris, L.P. Ke ller, and D.S. Mckay, 2002, Mineral and glass characterization of apollo 14 soils. Lunar & Planetary Sci. Conf. XXXIII, LPI CD-ROM #1302.
  • Taylor, L.A., Pieters, C.M., Patchen, A., Taylor, D.-H., Morris, R,V,. Keller, L.P., and McKay, D.S., 2003, Mineralogical Characterization of Lunar Highland Soils, Lunar & Planet. Sci. XXXIV, LPI CD-ROM #1774

Table 6

Modal abundance of minerals and glasses in finest size fractions of selected Apollo Highland Soils. Maturity as IS/FeO of the <250 mm fraction [Morris, 1978] is given directly after the soil number, a value commonly used as the reference maturity for an entire soil.

Table 7

Modal percentages of four sub-sets of pyroxenes in the finest size fractions of Apollo Highland soils. Maturity as IS/FeO of the <250 mm fraction [Morris, 1978] is given directly after the soil number, a value commonly used as the reference maturity for an entire soil.

Table 8

Bulk chemistry and IS/FeO values of the finest size fractions of Apollo Highland Soils. The chemistry was determined by EMP analyses of fused beads of the soil. Values of IS/FeO are from FMR analyses. Maturity as IS/FeO of the <250 mm fraction [Morris, 1978] is given directly after the soil number, a value commonly used as the reference maturity for an entire soil.

Table 9

Average compositions of minerals and glasses in the finest size fractions of Apollo Highland soils. Maturity as IS/FeO of the <250 mm fraction [Morris, 1978] is given directly after the soil number, a value commonly used as the reference maturity for an entire soil.

Bidirectional Reflectance Spectra for Lunar Mare Soils

(Performed by Dr. Carlé Pieters at the Brown University)
  • Pieters, C.M., E.M. Fischer, O. Rode, and A. Basu (1993), Optical effects of space weathering: The role of the finest fraction, J. Geophys. Res. 98, 20, 17-20,-824.
  • Pieters, C.M., L.A. Taylor, S.K. Noble, L.P. Keller, B. Hapke, R.V. Morris, C.C. Allen, and S. Wentworth (2000), Space weathering on airless bodies: Resolving a mystery with lunar samples, Meteor. Planet. Sci., 35, 1101-

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