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The Origin and Evolution of the Moon

Academic Graduate-level Course

WEDNESDAYS, 3:00 PM
Before November 4th: EDT (UT-4)
After November 4th: EST (UT-5)

Lecture: 1 hour; Discussion: 30 minutes

Semester 1 - Fall 2018
Lincoln Field Building, Room 105

Useful Lunar Resources:

Solar System Exploration Virtual Institute (SSERVI): https://sservi.nasa.gov/
An excellent resource for activities and information.

Transformative Lunar Science: An excellent document about key future lunar research areas. 
https://sservi.nasa.gov/articles/transformative-lunar-science/
See talks given by SSERVI scientists to NASA Headquarters on May 30th, 2018. 
https://sservi.nasa.gov/articles/transformative-lunar-science-talks/

Science Missions to the Moon:
https://sservi.nasa.gov/missions/

Moon Trek
https://moontrek.jpl.nasa.gov/
Moon Trek is an application that allows you to view imagery and perform analysis on data from the Moon.  A tutorial is available at this site. 

Atlas of Apollo Surface Panoramas  (LPI)   (https://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollopanoramas/)

Apollo Image Atlas (LPI)  (https://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/)
Lunar Orbiter Photo Gallery (LPI)  (https://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunarorbiter/)

Digital Lunar Orbiter Photographic Atlas of the Moon  (LPI)  (https://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/lunar_orbiter/)

Video Simulations of Impact Cratering Processes  (LPI)  (https://www.lpi.usra.edu/exploration/training/resources/impact_cratering/)

Lunar Sample Atlas and  Apollo Thin Section Atlas  (LPI)   (https://www.lpi.usra.edu/lunar/samples/atlas/)

Higher Education Resources (LPI)  (https://www.lpi.usra.edu/exploration/training/resources/)

Useful Lunar Databases: (http://www.planetary.brown.edu/html_pages/data.htm)
1.  LUNAR CRATERS EQUAL TO OR GREATER THAN 20 KM IN DIAMETER
Relevant references and description of techniques: Head, J.W., C.I. Fassett, S.J. Kadish, D.E. Smith, M.T. Zuber, G.A. Neumann, and E. Mazarico (2010), Global distribution of large lunar craters: Implications for resurfacing and impactor populations, Science, 329, 1504-1507, doi:10.1126/science.1195050.
Kadish, S.J, C.I. Fassett, J.W. Head, D.E. Smith, M.T. Zuber, G.A. Neumann, and E. Mazarico (2011), A global catalog of large lunar crater (≥20 KM) from the Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter, Lunar Plan. Sci. Conf., XLII, abstract 1006.

2. DATABASE OF LUNAR FLOOR-FRACTURED CRATERS
Relevant reference:  Jozwiak, L. M., J. W. Head III, M. T. Zuber, D. E. Smith, and G. A. Neumann (2012), Lunar floor-fractured craters: Classification, distribution, origin and implications for magmatism and shallow crustal structure, J. Geophys. Res., 117, E11005, doi: 10.1029/2012JE004134.

3. GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION OF LUNAR RILLES
Relevent reference: Hurwitz, D. M., J. W. Head III, and H. Hiesinger (2013), Lunar sinuous rilles: Distribution, characteristics, and implications for their origin, Planet. Space Sci., 79-80, 1-38. Doi: 10.1016/j.pss.2012.10.019.

4.  DATABASE OF ORIENTALE SECONDARY CRATERS
Relevant reference:  Dijun Guo, D., J. Liu, J. W. Head III,  and M. A. Kreslavsky, Lunar Orientale Impact Basin Secondary Craters: Spatial Distribution, Size-Frequency Distribution and Estimation of Fragment Size, Journal of Geophysical Research, submitted.

5.  RELAB-RELATED DATA COLLECTIONS
About the collections:  Various planetary spectroscopy datasets, including laboratory spectra of planetary samples and analogues acquired in the Brown University Keck/NASA Reflectance Experiment Laboratory (RELAB).