Major lunar crustal terranes: Surface expressions and crust‐mantle origins

@article{Jolliff1999MajorLC,
  title={Major lunar crustal terranes: Surface expressions and crust‐mantle origins},
  author={B. Jolliff and J. Gillis and L. Haskin and R. Korotev and M. Wieczorek},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
  year={1999},
  volume={105},
  pages={4197-4216}
}
  • B. Jolliff, J. Gillis, +2 authors M. Wieczorek
  • Published 1999
  • Geology
  • Journal of Geophysical Research
  • In light of global remotely sensed data, the igneous crust of the Moon can no longer be viewed as a simple, globally stratified cumulus structure, composed of a flotation upper crust of anorthosite underlain by progressively more mafic rocks and a residual-melt (KREEP) sandwich horizon near the base of the lower crust. Instead, global geochemical information derived from Clementine multispectral data and Lunar Prospector gamma-ray data reveals at least three distinct provinces whose… CONTINUE READING
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