LUNAR OUTGASSING, TRANSIENT PHENOMENA, AND THE RETURN TO THE MOON. II. PREDICTIONS AND TESTS FOR OUTGASSING/REGOLITH INTERACTIONS

@article{Hummels2007LUNAROT,
  title={LUNAR OUTGASSING, TRANSIENT PHENOMENA, AND THE RETURN TO THE MOON. II. PREDICTIONS AND TESTS FOR OUTGASSING/REGOLITH INTERACTIONS},
  author={Arlin P.S. CrottsCameron Hummels},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={707},
  pages={1506-1523}
}
  • Arlin P.S. CrottsCameron Hummels
  • Published 2007
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • We follow Paper I with predictions of how gas leaking through the lunar surface could influence the regolith, as might be observed via optical transient lunar phenomena (TLPs) and related effects. We touch on several processes, but concentrate on low and high flow rate extremes, which are perhaps the most likely. We model explosive outgassing for the smallest gas overpressure at the regolith base that releases the regolith plug above it. This disturbance's timescale and affected area are… CONTINUE READING

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