Accession Number : AD0673138

Title :   A NEW THERMOPHYSICAL MODEL OF THE LUNAR SOIL,

Corporate Author : BOEING SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH LABS SEATTLE WASH

Personal Author(s) : Winter,D. F. ; Saari,J. M.

Report Date : JUN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : A new particulate thermophysical model of the lunar soil is described which utilizes the results of laboratory experiments with evacuated powders. Excellent agreement is achieved with data acquired at far infrared and millimeter wavelengths. The parameters of the model are consistent with soil properties deduced from Surveyor spacecraft experiments. With minor modifications, the model may be useful in current efforts to interpret passive radiation from Mercury. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MOON, SURFACE PROPERTIES), (*MERCURY(PLANET), SURFACE PROPERTIES), THERMAL RADIATION, SOILS, POWDERS, INFRARED RADIATION, MILLIMETER WAVES, LUNAR PROBES, SOFT LANDINGS, LUNAR ECLIPSES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Subject Categories : Astrophysics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE