Accession Number:

AD0734375

Title:

Microwave Emission from the Moon,

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Corporate Author:

OWENS VALLEY RADIO OBSERVATORY PASADENA CALIF

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Report Date:

1971-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

Measurements of the microwave emission from the moon and their interpretation in terms of the thermophysics of that body are reviewed. Variations of the brightness temperatures of the moon during a lunation and during eclipses when combined with infrared and radar measurements yield a precise set of physical parameters for the upper few meters of the lunar soil. These parameters include the density, thermal conductivity, dielectric constant, radio absorption coefficients, and the mean temperature gradiant. Author

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Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE