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Lunar Stratigraphy and Sedimentology


Lunar Stratigraphy and Sedimentology
by John Lindsay
©1976, Elsevier
Reprinted with permission of the publisher

Complete Volume


Contents

Preface

Chapter 1: The Moon as a Planet

Introduction
Internal Structure and Chemistry of the Moon
Origins of the Moon
References

Chapter 2: Energy at the Lunar Surface

Introduction
The Meteoroid Flux
Distribution of Meteoroids in Space
Measuring the Meteoroid Flux
The Mass-Frequency Distribution
Velocity Distribution
Physical Properties
History of the Meteoroid Flux
Meteoroid Energy
Solar Energy
Gravitational Energy and Mass Wasting
Internal Energy (The Volcanic Contribution)
Other Energy Sources
Concluding Remarks
References

Chapter 3: Hypervelocity Impact

Cratering Mechanics
Crater Shape
Energy Partitioning During Impact
References

Chapter 4: Stratigraphy and Chronology of the Moon’s Crust 

Lunar Topography
Early History of the Moon
Lunar Stratigraphy
Stratigraphic Units
Major Basin Stratigraphy
References

Chapter 5: Lithology and Depositional History of Major Lunar Material Units

Introduction
Lithology of the Fra Mauro Lithologies
Genesis of the Fra Mauro Formation
Lithology of the Cayley Formation
Genesis of the Cayley Formation
Impact-Induced Fractionation of Lunar Breccias
References

Chapter 6: The Lunar Soils

Introduction
Soil Thickness and Accumulation Rates
Soil Stratigraphy and Dynamics
Soil Density
Composition of Lunar Soils
Soil Petrography
Mixing Models and End Members
Texture of the Lunar Soil
Textural Evolution of the Lunar Soil
Energy Partitioning and the Flux of Detritial Materials
References

Lunar Glossary

Index

 

 

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