Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2019

Presentation information

[J] Poster

M (Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary) » M-IS Intersection

[M-IS23] Planetary Volcanology

Mon. May 27, 2019 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall8, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Rina Noguchi(Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), Tomokatsu Morota(Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University), Kyoko S. Kataoka(Research Institute for Natural Hazards and Disaster Recovery, Niigata University), Shizuka Otsuki(Research Institute of Earthquake and Volcano Geology, Geological Survey of Japan, Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)

[MIS23-P02] Process of magma eruption on the Moon

*Tomokatsu Morota1 (1.Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University)

Keywords:Moon, Mare volcanism, Impact basin, Dichotomy, Magma eruption

Estimates for volumes of mare basalts are essential to understand the thermal conditions of the lunar mantle and its lateral heterogeneity. We have investigated the volumes of mare basalts within farside and nearside basins using topographic and multiband image data obtained by SELENE (Kaguya). Furthermore, using the high-resolution crustal thickness model, we investigated the crustal thickness of major impact basins and its relationship with the mare volumes. Based on these results, we discuss the relationship between the mare volumes and the crustal thickness, differences between magma productions in the farside and nearside mantles, and the processes of magma ascent and eruption.