Effects of orbital evolution on lunar ice stability

  title={Effects of orbital evolution on lunar ice stability},
  author={M. Siegler and B. Bills and D. Paige},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
  • M. Siegler, B. Bills, D. Paige
  • Published 2010
  • Geology
  • Journal of Geophysical Research
  • [1] Many regions near the lunar poles are currently cold enough that surface water ice would be stable against sublimation losses for billions of years. However, most of these environments are currently too cold to efficiently drive ice downward by thermal diffusion, leaving impact burial as the primary means of protection from surface loss processes. In this respect, most of the present near-surface thermal environments on the Moon may actually be quite poor traps for water ice. This was not… CONTINUE READING
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