Accession Number:

AD0639051

Title:

TRANSIENT RADIATIVE HEAT EXCHANGE AT THE SURFACE OF THE MOON.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

BOEING SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH LABS SEATTLE WASH GEO-ASTRO PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

The surface of the Moon is characterized as an evacuated particulate medium in which radiative heat exchange between solid surfaces plays a decisive role in determining the transient behavior of the apparent temperature. A simple model is developed which permits quantitative comparisons with lunar surface temperature variations, observed in the 8-12 micron band, both during a lunation and a lunar eclipse. Thermal properties and certain surface characteristics are thereby inferred, including an effective microstructure scale of the order of 0.1 mm. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE