The sunlit lunar surface

  title={The sunlit lunar surface},
  author={John Matthew Saari and Richard W. Shorthill},
  journal={The moon},
Certain studies were made of the lunar surface based on measurements at visible and far infrared wavelengths obtained from a scan over the full Moon. The large number of data points available made it possible to refine the albedo statistics over the disk previously described by Sytinskaya (1953). The simultaneous measurements at the two wavelengths provided a factor for converting full Moon photometric brightness to bolometric albedo. The disk-averaged value of this parameter is consistent with… CONTINUE READING