Astronomy and Planetary Sciences

Lunar Domes

Properties and Formation Processes

Authors: Lena, R., Wöhler, C., Phillips, J., Chiocchetta, M.T.

  • The geologic processes behind the formation of lunar domes are described in detail
  • A new system of Lunar Dome classification is presented.
  • Extensive photographs and drawings, models and graphs are used to provide the reader with detailed descriptions of these fascinating volcanic objects
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About this book

Lunar domes are structures of volcanic origin which are usually difficult to observe due to their low heights. The Lunar Domes Handbook is a reference work on these elusive features. It provides a collection of images for a large number of lunar domes, including telescopic images acquired with advanced but still moderately intricate amateur equipment as well as recent orbital spacecraft images. Different methods for determining the morphometric properties of lunar domes (diameter, height, flank slope, edifice volume) from image data or orbital topographic data are discussed. Additionally, multispectral and hyperspectral image data are examined, providing insights into the composition of the dome material. Several classification schemes for lunar domes are described, including an approach based on the determined morphometric quantities and spectral analyses. Furthermore, the book provides a description of geophysical models of lunar domes, which yield information about the properties of the lava from which they formed and the depth of the magma source regions below the lunar surface.

About the authors

Raffaello Lena was born in Rome on September 1959. He received the Master degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 1985 and the Doctorate degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 1989 in the field of synthesis and pharmacological properties of new molecules. He currently works for the Italian Ministry of Health in Rome, Italy, on food safety. Concerning strictly to astronomic topics he founded the Geologic Lunar Research (GLR) group, association involved in lunar geology and study of lunar domes and their classification. GLR group has produced dozens of published studies of lunar domes, faults and transient phenomena, including a novel classification scheme based on studies carried out during several years (see list below), some of which published in professional Journals (Icarus, PSS). The lunar studies carried out by our group allows to understand the physical conditions and processes of lunar dome eruptions.

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From the reviews:

“In probably the first book ever focused on lunar domes, Lena (independent scholar) and colleagues review what is known about them and add new data. … descriptions will interest mainly lunar specialists and perhaps observers looking for viewing targets on the moon. … The authors have clearly studied lunar domes in great detail and assembled a wealth of data on them … . Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students through professionals.” (B. M. Simonson, Choice, Vol. 51 (4), December, 2013)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Volcanism on the Earth and the Moon: Morphometry and Eruption Conditions

    Lena, Raffaello (et al.)

    Pages 3-22

  • Lunar Domes: Morphometric and Rheologic Properties

    Lena, Raffaello (et al.)

    Pages 23-38

  • Determination of Spectral Properties

    Lena, Raffaello (et al.)

    Pages 39-48

  • Modelling of Lunar Effusive and Intrusive Domes

    Lena, Raffaello (et al.)

    Pages 49-57

  • Lunar Domes Classification Scheme

    Lena, Raffaello (et al.)

    Pages 59-65

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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lunar Domes
Book Subtitle
Properties and Formation Processes
Authors
Series Title
Astronomy and Planetary Sciences
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Mailand
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Italia
eBook ISBN
978-88-470-2637-7
DOI
10.1007/978-88-470-2637-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-88-470-2636-0
Series ISSN
2366-0082
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 174
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