The Lunar Surface Layer

The Lunar Surface Layer

Materials and Characteristics

1st Edition - January 1, 1964

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  • Editors: John W. Salisbury, Peter E. Glaser
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483270913

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The Lunar Surface Layer: Materials and Characteristics focuses on the characteristics, nature, and materials located in the lunar surface layer, including lunar soil mechanics, water vapor adsorption, and soil behavior. The selection first elaborates on soil mechanics considerations in the testing of lunar soil models, an experimental study in lunar soil mechanics, and gravity effects on soil behavior. Discussions focus on cohesion in lunar soils, gravity effect on dynamic shear strength of soils, porosity, soil bearing strength, lunar effects, soil cohesion in the lunar environment, gradation, structure and contact characteristics, and statics and dynamics. The book then examines the investigation of soil adhesion under high vacuum; water vapor adsorption behavior of kaolinite after high-vacuum storage; and sonic velocity and shear strength of possible lunar surface materials. Concerns cover shear strength, sonic velocity, experimental apparatus, and calibration. The manuscript takes a look at the consideration of properties of simulated lunar soil with possible stabilization techniques; feasibility of remote compositional mapping of the lunar surface; thermal emission characteristics of mineral dusts; and thermal properties of postulated lunar surface materials. The selection is highly recommended for researchers wanting to study the lunar surface layer.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors




    Soil Mechanics Considerations in the Testing of Lunar Soil Models

    An Experimental Study in Lunar Soil Mechanics

    Gravity Effects on Soil Behavior

    Investigation of Soil Adhesion Under High Vacuum

    Water Vapor Adsorption Behavior of Kaolinite After High-Vacuum Storage

    Sonic Velocity and Shear Strength of Possible Lunar Surface Materials

    Some Observations of Hypervelocity Impacts With Porous Media

    Dust Bombardment on the Lunar Surface

    Meteroid Impact on the Lunar Surface

    Corpuscular Radiation Produced Crystalline Damage at the Lunar Surface

    Sputtering Effects on the Lunar Surface

    Photometric and Other Laboratory Studies Relating to the Lunar Surface

    Structure of the Moon's Surface

    Mechanical and Thermal Measurements on Simulated Lunar Surface Materials

    The Nature of the Lunar Surface: The Thermal Conductivity of Dust and Pumice

    Thermal Properties of Postulated Lunar Surface Materials

    The Lunar Surface Layer

    Thermal Emission Characteristics of Mineral Dusts

    Feasibility of Remote Compositional Mapping of the Lunar Surface (Effects of Surface Roughness)

    Consideration of Properties of Simulated Lunar Soil With Possible Stabilization Techniques

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 558
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1964
  • Published: January 1, 1964
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483270913

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John W. Salisbury

Peter E. Glaser

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