Accession Number:

AD0601137

Title:

DEVELOPMENT OF THE LUNAR TOPOGRAPHY INTO SPHERICAL HARMONICS, II.

Descriptive Note:

Technical note no. 2,

Corporate Author:

MANCHESTER UNIV (ENGLAND)

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Report Date:

1964-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

60.0

Abstract:

Harmonic expansion of the hypsometric date by Baldwin and Schrutka-Rechtenstamm for the shape of the Moon has been carried out with the aid of the Atlas computer of the University of Manchester in terms of tesseral harmonics in selenographic coordinates of orders up to the eighth. The results disclose a predominence of zonal harmonics particularly of the one of fourth order over tesseral ones but the rate of convergence of the respective expansion appears to be rather slow. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE