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Science Magazine Articles
Lunar Prospector Overview
Global Element Maps of the Moon
Improved Gravity Field of the Moon from Lunar Prospector
Lunar Fe and Ti Abundances
Fluxes of Fast and Epithermal Neutrons from Lunar Prospector
Lunar Surface Magnetic Fields and Their Interaction with the Solar Wind
Major Compositional Units of the Moon from Lunar Prospector Thermal and Fast Neutrons
Spectrometer Team Results
REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES 1998
D. J. Lawrence, W. C. Feldman, B. L. Barraclough, A. B. Binder, R. C. Elphic, S. Maurice, and D. R. Thomsen, Global Elemental Maps of the Moon: The Lunar Prospector Gamma-Ray Spectrometer, Science, 281, 1484-1489, 1998.
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W. C. Feldman, B. L. Barraclough, S. Maurice, R. C. Elphic, D. J. Lawrence, D. R. Thomsen, and A. B. Binder, Major Compositional Units of the Moon: Lunar Prospector Thermal and Fast Neutrons, Science, 281, 1489-1493, 1998.
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R. C. Elphic, D. J. Lawrence, W. C. Feldman, B. L. Barraclough, S. Maurice, A. B. Binder, and P. G. Lucey, Lunar Fe and Ti Abundances: Comparison of Lunar Prospector and Clementine Data, Science, 281, 1493-1496, 1998.
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W. C. Feldman, S. Maurice, A. B. Binder, B. L. Barraclough, R. C. Elphic, and D. J. Lawrence, Fluxes of Fast and Epithermal Neutrons from Lunar Prospector: Evidence for Water Ice at the Lunar Poles, Science, 281, 1496-1500, 1998.
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REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES 1999
W. C. Feldman, B. L. Barraclough, K. R. Fuller, D. J. Lawrence, S. Maurice, M. C. Miller, T. H. Prettyman, A. B. Binder, The Lunar Prospector Gamma-Ray and Neutron Spectrometers, Nuclear Instruments and Methods A, 422, 562-566, 1999.
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D. J. Lawrence, W. C. Feldman, B. L. Barraclough, A. B. Binder, R. C. Elphic, S. Maurice, M. C. Miller, T. H. Prettyman, High Resolution Measurements of Absolute Thorium Abundances on the Lunar Surface, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 26, No. 17, 2681-2684, 1999.
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Plate 1 (postscript format, use SAVE LINK AS ... on your browser)
Plate 2 (postscript format, use SAVE LINK AS ... on your browser)
W. C. Feldman, D. J. Lawrence, R. C. Elphic, B. L. Barraclough, S. Maurice, I. Genetay, and A. B. Binder, Polar Hydrogen Deposits on the Moon, Journal of Geophysical Research,, accepted, 1999.
manuscript (PDF)
Figures (PDF)
MEETING & WORKSHOP ABSTRACTS D. J. Lawrence, W. C. Feldman, B. L. Barraclough, A. B. Binder, R. C. Elphic, S. Maurice, M. C. Miller, T. H. Prettyman, Delineating the the Major KREEP-Bearing Terranes on the Moon with Global Measurements of Absolute Thorium Abundances, 30th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, TX, 1999.
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W. C. Feldman, D. J. Lawrence, S. Maurice, R. C. Elphic, B. L. Barraclough, A. B. Binder, P. G. Lucey, Classification of Lunar Terranes Using Neutron and Thorium Gamma-Ray Data, 30th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, TX, 1999.
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R. C. Elphic, S. Maurice, D. J. Lawrence, W. C. Feldman, B. L. Barraclough, A. B. Binder, P. G. Lucey, Lunar Prospector Measurements of the Distribution of Incompatible Elements Gadolinium, Samarium, and Thorium, 30th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, TX, 1999.
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W. C. Feldman, S. Maurice, D. J. Lawrence, I. Getenay, R. C. Elphic, B. L. Barraclough, and A. B. Binder, Enhanced Hydrogen Abundances Near Both Lunar Poles, Workshop on New Views of the Moon II: Understanding the Moon Through the Integration of Diverse Datasets, 1999.
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D. J. Lawrence, W. C. Feldman, B. L. Barraclough, R. C. Elphic, S. Maurice, A. B. Binder, and P. G. Lucey, Iron Abundances on the Moon as Seen by The Lunar Prospector Gamma-Ray Spectrometer, Workshop on New Views of the Moon II: Understanding the Moon Through the Integration of Diverse Datasets, 1999.
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S. Maurice, W. C. Feldman, D. J. Lawrence, O. Gasnault, D. d'Uston, and P. G. Lucey, High-Energy Neutrons from the Moon, Workshop on New Views of the Moon II: Understanding the Moon Through the Integration of Diverse Datasets, 1999.
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D. R. Thomsen, D. J. Lawrence, D. Vaniman, W. C. Feldman, R. C. Elphic, B. L. Barraclough, S. Maurice, P. G. Lucey, and A. B. Binder, Global Geochemical Variation on the Lunar Surface: A Three-element Approach, Workshop on New Views of the Moon II: Understanding the Moon Through the Integration of Diverse Datasets, 1999.
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OTHER REPORTS
W. C. Feldman, D. J. Lawrence, S. Maurice, B. L. Barraclough, K. R. Fuller, and R. D. Belian, Instrument Description Document (IDD) for the Lunar Prospector Spectrometers, Los Alamos National Laboratory Report LAUR-99-2752, 1999.
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LRI was found in order to carry out the Lunar Prospector mission which used a Gamma Ray Spectrometer, a Neutron Spectrometer, an Alpha Particle Spectrometer, a Magnetometer, an Electron Reflectometer, and a Doppler Gravity Experiment to gather a wealth of data about the composition of the lunar surface, polar ice deposits, the Moon's magnetic fields, the lunar dipole moment, the size of the lunar core and the lunar gravity field. The science data from the Lunar Prospector mission can be accessed by visiting the Planetary Data System. Also below you will find links to all the current science papers from the Lunar Prospector Science team, as well as a link to Adobe Acrobat Reader, which you will need installed on your computer in order to view the PDF science papers.

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