Hydrogen Distribution in the Lunar Polar Regions

1A.B. Sanina et al. (>10)*
Icarus (in Press)    Link to Article [doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2016.06.002]
1Institute for Space Research of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow 117997, Russian Federation
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We present a method of conversion of the lunar neutron counting rate measured by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) Lunar Exploration Neutron Detector (LEND) instrument collimated neutron detectors, to water equivalent hydrogen (WEH) in the top ∼1 meter layer of lunar regolith. Polar maps of the Moon’s inferred hydrogen abundance are presented and discussed.

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