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Jennifer Ward

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  1. The MSL ChemCam Passive Surface Spectra Bundle is released at the PDS Geosciences Node.

    This bundle contains MSL ChemCam passive surface spectra calibrated to units of radiance and relative reflectance, along with a metadata table populated for each ChemCam passive spectrum. The data were generated by Jeff Johnson, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, and funded by the NASA Planetary Data Archiving, Restoration, and Tools program (PDART).

  2. The Apollo Passive Seismic Experiment Expanded Event Catalog Bundle is released at the PDS Geosciences Node.

    This bundle contains an integrated catalog of lunar seismic events, including event timing, amplitude, quality, location, and classification of seismic sources, gathered from multiple published works as well as new analyses. These data were compiled by Renee Weber (NASA MSFC) as part of the PDART award “Apollo Passive Seismic Experiment Expanded Event Catalog.”

  3. This bundle contains a detailed chronology of contact science (CS) activities and targets conducted by both MER rovers. The term contact science encompasses measurements executed by any of the instruments on the rovers’ Instrument Deployment Device (IDD), namely the Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer, Mössbauer, Microscopic Imager, and Rock Abrasion Tool. The data were compiled and archived by the PDS Geosciences Node.

  4. The Lunar Space Weathering Maps bundle consists of three global (±60°N) maps: the nanophase iron, microphase iron, and submicrophase iron abundance maps in weight percent. We modeled the SELENE (Kaguya) Multiband Imager (MI) data with the Hapke Radiative Transfer Model to derive these abundances. The maps were generated by David Trang (University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa) and funded by the NASA Solar System Workings Program (SSW).

  5. New LRO Diviner Polar Cumulative Products (PCPs) are available. Nadir-pointing RDR data from July, 5, 2009 to Feb 17, 2019 has been compiled at a resolution of 240 m/pix into polar stereographic maps of temperatures poleward of 80 degrees latitude at fixed local times and fixed subsolar longitudes to provide an overview of diurnal temperatures of the polar regions. The data have been divided into winter and summer seasons, defined by the times of year when the subsolar latitude is above or below the equator, to characterize the variations in seasonal temperatures that result from the 1.54 degree angle between the Moon's spin pole and the ecliptic plane. Details can be found in Williams, J.-P., B. T. Greenhagen, D. A. Paige, N. Schorghofer, E. Sefton-Nash, P. O. Hayne, P. G. Lucey, M. A. Siegler, and K.-Michael Aye (2019) Seasonal polar temperatures on the Moon, Journal of Geophysical Research, 124, 2505-2521, https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JE006028.

    Data are available here:


  6. MRO SHARAD raw and derived data from the ASI (Italian Space Agency) SHARAD Ground Operations Center are released covering the period May 12 through Aug. 17, 2019 (MRO Release 52). The SHARAD team will now be delivering derived data (RDRs) concurrent with MRO releases. The remaining backlogged RDR data from releases 48-51 will be delivered in the near future. See ERRATA.TXT for details. The data are available on the PDS Geosciences Node's SHARAD page.

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