Applications to Lunar Remote Sensing

  • Christian Wöhler
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This chapter addresses applications in the domain of remote sensing, especially the generation of elevation models (DEMs) of the lunar surface, concentrating on the construction of DEMs of small parts of the lunar surface at high lateral resolution and high vertical accuracy. We begin with a general overview of existing methods used for constructing DEMs of planetary bodies and the corresponding data sets. We regard the three-dimensional reconstruction of lunar craters at high resolution, i.e. beyond a determination of their depth and rim height, and discuss the three-dimensional reconstruction of lunar wrinkle ridges and tectonic faults. Furthermore, we describe the generation of DEMs of lunar domes, subtle volcanic features on the Moon.


Lunar Surface Reflectance Function Dome Height Crater Floor Solar Elevation Angle 
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  • Christian Wöhler
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  1. 1.Department of Electrical Engineering and ITTechnical University of DortmundDortmundGermany

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