The Chang’E-1 Topographic Atlas of the Moon


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The Chang’E-1 Topographic Atlas of the Moon Authors: , , , , Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG Pages: 238 Illustrations and other contents: 194 Tables, color; 220 Illustrations, color; IX, 238 p. 220 illus. in color. Language: English ISBN: 9783662484371 Category:

This atlas is based on the lunar global Digital Elevation Models (DEM) of Chang’E-1 (CE-1), and presents CCD stereo image data with digital photogrammetry. The spatial resolution of the DEM in this atlas is 500m, with horizontal accuracy of 192m and vertical accuracy of 120m. Color-shaded relief maps with contour lines are used to show the lunar topographical characteristics. The topographical data gathered by CE-1 can provide fundamental information for the study of lunar topographical, morphological and geological structures, as well as for lunar evolution research.

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"This lovely, featured book will have you easily finding your way about the lunar surface. ... I recommend 'The Chang'E-1 Topographic Atlas of the Moon' by Chunlai Li, Jianjun Liu, Lingli Mu, Xin Ren and Wei Zuo. It may guide you to all sorts of interesting features and finds." (Mark Mortimer, Universe Today,, March, 2016)

Author Biography

Prof. Chunlai LI is the deputy director of National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the vice president of Chinese society of space sciences. He is also the Head of department of Lunar and deep space exploration; General designer of ground research and application system, Chinese lunar exploration program. His research interests include lunar and martian geomorphology and geology, planetary remote sensing, impact cratering, cosmochemistry, planetary meteorites and comparative planetology.