Accession Number : AD0631970

Title :   EXPERIMENTAL SPECTROPHOTOMETRIC COMPARISON OF THE SURFACE OF THE MOON AND CERTAIN VOLCANIC DEPOSITS.

Descriptive Note : Research translation,

Corporate Author : AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY BOSTON MASS

Personal Author(s) : Lebedeba,I. I.

Report Date : MAR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The published data on the spectral reflectivity of the lunar maria and continents are compared to corresponding data for diverse samples of terrestrial rocks from Kamchatka and Kuril Islands. These samples were studied with a photoelectric spectrophotometer (in the region 450-590 millimicron). The spectral reflectivity curves for lapilli, volcanic sand, and brown volcanic scoriae coincide with the corresponding curves for the lunar surface in the limits of natural dispersion. Therefore, one can conclude that the presence on the moon of the pyroclastic materials of the type mentioned is possible. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MOON, OPTICAL PROPERTIES), (*PETROLOGY, OPTICS), EXTRATERRESTRIAL TOPOGRAPHY, EARTH(PLANET), VOLCANOES, IGNEOUS ROCK, LIGHT, REFLECTION, MEASUREMENT, SPECTROPHOTOMETERS, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, USSR

Subject Categories : Astrophysics
      Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE