Accession Number : AD0634303

Title :   ON THE NONUNIFORM COOLING BEHAVIOR OF THE ECLIPSED MOON,

Corporate Author : BOEING SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH LABS SEATTLE WASH GEO-ASTRO PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Winter, D. F.

Report Date : MAY 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : Anomalous cooling of certain regions of the Moon during an eclipse may be attributable to preferential surface roughness on a centimeter scale. Several arguments are presented in support of this hypothesis and a quantitative illustration is displayed. Implications with regard to lunar crater evolution are discussed briefly. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MOON, COOLING), ASTROPHYSICS, LUNAR ECLIPSES, EXTRATERRESTRIAL TOPOGRAPHY, HEAT TRANSFER, SURFACE PROPERTIES, THEORY

Subject Categories : Astrophysics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE