Latitude effects in lunar thermal evolution

  title={Latitude effects in lunar thermal evolution},
  author={R. J. Butt and J. Bastin},
  journal={The moon},
A simple analytical model is developed from which we have calculated the temperature throughout the lunar interior resulting from internal heat sources and the imposition of surface temperature boundary conditions. The surface temperature is determined almost entirely by the balance of solar heating and surface reradiation; as a consequence this temperature is latitude dependent, decreasing towards the lunar poles. The internal solution shows that the latitude effect exists almost undiminished… Expand
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