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ODE: Moon

 

Mission: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)

 

PDS Geosciences Node: PDS Source Information

 

Instrument: LOLA Web Site

 

Instrument Team Site: LOLA Team Web Site

 

The Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (LOLA) will produce a high-resolution global topographic model and geodetic framework that enables precise targeting, safe landing, and surface mobility to carry out exploratory activities. LOLA will characterize the polar illumination environment and image permanently shadowed polar regions of the Moon to identify possible locations of surface ice crystals in shadowed polar craters.

 

LOLA  Products:

Type

Description

Data Set

EDR

Experiment Data Record - More Information:

LRO-L-LOLA-2-EDR-V1.0

RDR

Reduced Data Record - More Information:

LRO-L-LOLA-3-RDR-V1.0

RADR

Radiometry (Albedo) Science Data Record - More Information:

LRO-L-LOLA-3-RADR-V1.0

GDR

 

Gridded Data Record - Available in IMG and JPEG 2000 format.

More Information:

LRO-L-LOLA-4-GDR-V1.0

SLDEM

Digital elevation models generated using both LRO LOLA and Selene (Kaguya) data.

More Information:

Barker, M.K., E. Mazarico, G.A. Neumann, M.T. Zuber, J. Haruyama, D.E. Smith, A New Lunar Digital Elevation Model From the Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter and SELENE Terrain Camera, Icarus, accepted July 12, 2015, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2015.07.03

LRO-L-LOLA-4-GDR-V1.0

SHA

Spherical Harmonic Data Record

More Information:

LRO-L-LOLA-5-SHADR-V1.0

RMHE

Roughness Map Extra - Hurst Exponents for support of Surface Roughness Maps.

Please see README_FRACTAL.TXT

LRO-L-LOLA-8-GDR-V1.0

RMMAS

Roughness Map Extra - Median Absolute Slope for support of Surface Roughness Maps.

Please see README_FRACTAL.TXT

LRO-L-LOLA-16-GDR-V1.0

 

Additional information and resources:

Internet access to LOLA data set volumes

 

In addition to access to the LOLA archive, ODE offers both individual derived products and the LOLA RDR Query tool (See About Data Databases and LOLA RDR Query Tool)  found under the Tab tools.  LOLA RDR derived products are organized as either frames with up to 5 measurements or “points” per frame.  There are several types of derived products:

 

Frame per row Formatted CSV Table.  A formatted CSV table can be viewed with a standard text editor with each frame found in a row and the frame data fields in columns.  The CSV file can also be viewed using spreadsheet tools such as Excel.
Point per row CSV with all associated point and frame data
Simple Topography CSV file listing location, time, and topography value
Binned Image
Shapefile