USRA Houston Repository

Shaded Relief Geological Map of the South Polar Region of the Moon

Show simple item record Allender, E. J. Orgel, C. Almeida, N. V. Cook, J. Ende. J. J. Kamps, O. Mazrouei, S. Slezak, T. J. Soini, A.-J. Kring, David A. (David Allen)
dc.coverage.spatial Moon 2020-11-10T19:06:57Z 2020-11-10T19:06:57Z 2020
dc.description.abstract This map is based on the geology of Spudis et al. (2008). The map is overlain on data collected by the Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (LOLA) on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). The data are the LOLA hillshade with solar azimuth 45°W and solar elevation 45° derived from a LOLA 20-m elevation product (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Smith et al., 2010, 2017). The map encompasses the region around the lunar south pole, which lies on the rim of Shackleton crater, and includes Sverdrup, Slater, de Gerlache, Cabeus, Haworth, Shoemaker, and Faustini craters. The map extends north onto the nearside of the Moon beyond Mons Malapert, also known as the Malapert massif. Spudis et al. (2008) mapped Shackleton crater with a 3.6 Ga Imbrian age, although Wilhelms et al. (1979) previously mapped it with an Eratosthenian age (~1.1 to 3.3 Ga), and, more recently, Zuber et al. (2012) and Tye et al. (2015) reported Imbrian ages of ~3.69 Ga, and 3.51(+0.05,-0.08) Ga, respectively, with the understanding that some surfaces within Shackleton have been modified by younger geologic processes. As mapped by Spudis et al. (2008), Shoemaker and Faustini have Nectarian ages, but Tye et al. (2015) report pre-Nectarian ages like that of Haworth. See the map for bibliographic details. en
dc.description.sponsorship Center for Lunar Science and Exploration en
dc.description.statementofresponsibility is a product of the 2016 Exploration Science Summer Intern Program: E. J. Allender, C. Orgel, N. V. Almeida, J. Cook, J. J. Ende, O. Kamps, S. Mazrouei, T. J. Slezak, A.-J. Soini, and D. A. Kring
dc.format.extent 1 map (83.3 MB)
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Lunar and Planetary Institute en
dc.relation.ispartofseries LPI contribution ; no. 2566
dc.subject Moon--Maps en
dc.subject Lunar geology--Maps en
dc.title Shaded Relief Geological Map of the South Polar Region of the Moon en
dc.type Map en

Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

  • LPI Contributions
    Documents the scientific research, meetings, and outreach products from the LPI.

Show simple item record

Search HOU Repository


My Account