EXPERIMENTAL SPECTROPHOTOMETRIC COMPARISON OF THE SURFACE OF THE MOON AND CERTAIN VOLCANIC DEPOSITS.
AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY BOSTON MASS
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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
- Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy