Data for: The Regolith Properties of the Chang’e-5 Landing Region and the Ground Drilling Experiments Using Lunar Regolith Simulants

Published: 11 November 2019| Version 3 | DOI: 10.17632/h6wvpxphbz.3
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Long Xiao,
Shen Yin,
Ming Zhang,
Siyuan Zhao,
Yong Pang,
Jiang Wang,
Guoxin Wang,
James Head


This dataset includes the following data of the CE-5 landing region: 1) CE-1 IIM oxide abundance data (Wu et al., 2012) 2) Geologic boundaries (Zhao et al., 2017; Qian et al., 2018) 3) Regolith thickness map produced by Fa et al. (2010) and THE CURRENT STUDY 4) K-Means classified lunar regolith data based on OMAT values (THE CURRENT STUDY) Reference [1] Fa, W., Jin, Y., 2010. A primary analysis of microwave brightness temperature of lunar surface from Chang-E 1 multi-channel radiometer observation and inversion of regolith layer thickness. Icarus, 207, 605-615. [2] Qian, Y. Q., Xiao, L., Zhao, S. Y., Zhao, J. N., Huang, J., Flahaut, J., Martinot, M., Head, J. W., Hiesinger, H., Wang, G. X., 2018. Geology and Scientific Significance of the Rümker Region in Northern Oceanus Procellarum: China's Chang’E-5 Landing Region. J. Geophys. Res. -Planets, 123(6), 1407-1430. [3] Wu, Y., 2012. Major elements and Mg# of the Moon: Results from Chang’E-1 Interference Imaging Spectrometer (IIM) data. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 93, 214-234. [4] Zhao, J., Xiao, L., Qiao, L., Glotch Timothy, D., Huang, Q., 2017. The Mons Rümker volcanic complex of the Moon: A candidate landing site for the Chang’E-5 mission. J. Geophys. Res. – Planets, 122(7), 1419-1442.



Geology, Planet, Moon