JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

Presentation information

[JJ] Oral

P (Space and Planetary Sciences) » P-PS Planetary Sciences

[P-PS08] [JJ] Lunar science and exploration

Sat. May 20, 2017 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM 102 (International Conference Hall 1F)

convener:Hiroshi Nagaoka(Waseda Univ.), Tomokatsu Morota(Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University), Masaki N Nishino(Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University), Chikatoshi Honda(The University of Aizu), Chairperson:Makoto Hareyama(Department of Physiology (Physics), St. Marianna University School of Medicine), Chairperson:Makiko Ohtake(Department of Planetary Science, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency)

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

[PPS08-10] Global classification map of lunar absorption spectra and new impression of lunar crust formation.

*Makoto Hareyama1, Yoshiaki Ishihara2, Hirohide Demura3, Naru Hirata3, Chikatoshi Honda3, Shunichi Kamata4, Yuzuru Karouji5, Jun Kimura6, Tomokatsu Morota7, Hiroshi Nagaoka8, Ryosuke Nakamura9, Satoru Yamamoto10, Yasuhiro Yokota11, Makiko Ohtake2 (1.St. Marianna University School of Medicine, 2.Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, 3.The University of Aizu, 4.Hokkaido University, 5.Tokyo Metropolitan University, 6.Osaka University, 7.Nagoya University, 8.Waseda University, 9.National Insitute of Advanced Science and Technology, 10.National Institute for Environmental Study, 11.Kochi Unicersity)

Keywords:Moon, geologic map, crust formation

This report presents the global classification map of lunar absorption spectra by unsupervised classification methods and new impression of lunar crust formation based on the map.
Geologic map is an important tool to understand formation process of lands. Many Moon’s geologic maps has been made by many researchers based on their own criteria. Therefore we are hard to compare different sites on the Moon far from each other.
In order to solve such problem, the study of making global geologic map of the Moon has been started 3 years ago, and we made the global classification map of lunar absorption spectra based on hyper spectrum data of Spectral Profiler/Kaguya. Since this map was produced by both K-means and ISODATA of unsupervised classification methods under unified criteria for whole Moon, we can easily compare a region with others far from there.
The entire Moon was divided into 66 classes of lunar absorption spectra. The entire Moon was divided into 66 classes of lunar absorption spectra by unsupervised classification methods and those were categorized as 5 regional groups based on major corresponding location, which were Mare (M) group, Highland (H) group, South Pole-Aitken (S) group, Boundary between groups of M/S and H (B) group and Ejecta from fresh highland craters (E) group.
Some local class distributions showed good agreement with past those such as Aristarchus region, Orientale region, SPA region and highland region. Also, it was found that some area of B group covered cryptomaria and some spectrum classes corresponded to craters itself in maria and highland region. Furthermore, some new impressions of the lunar crust formation related to cryptomaria and/or layer structure of subsurface were found through comparison of different sites far from each other based on the presenting global map.