Crater Count Areas of Nearside Mare Basalt Age-dating by Hiesinger et al. (2000-2011)

Polygons representing the crater count areas used to estimate ages of mare basalt units by Hiesinger et. al (2000, 2002, 2003, 2010). Each polygon includes the crater size-frequency distributions model age. See Hiesinger et al. (2011) for details of the methodology and the summary of age dating efforts. For the regions of mare age units, refer to the Hiesinger2011_Mare_Age_Units shapefile.

When citing this product, use the following reference: Hiesinger, H., Head III, J. W., Wolf, U., Jaumann, R., Neukum, G. (2011) Ages and stratigraphy of lunar mare basalts: A synthesis, Geological Society of America Special Papers 477, 1-51. doi:10.1130/2011.2477(01)

Longitude Domain Product Name
180 HIESINGER2011_CRATER_COUNT_AREAS_180
360 HIESINGER2011_CRATER_COUNT_AREAS_360

Shapefile Field Descriptions:

  • MODEL_AGE: Count Area Model Age

References:

Hiesinger, H., Jaumann, R., Neukum, G., Head III, J.W., (2000) Ages of mare basalts on the lunar nearside. J. Geophys. Res. Planets 105, 29239. doi:10.1029/2000JE001244.

Hiesinger, H., Head III, J.W., Wolf, U., Neukum, G., (2001) Lunar mare basalts: Mineralogical variations with time. Lunar Planet. Sci. 1826.

Hiesinger, H., Head, J.W., III, Wolf, U., Jaumann, R., and Neukum, G. (2002) Lunar mare basalt flow thicknesses determined from crater size-frequency distributions: Geophysical Research Letters, v. 29, doi:10.1029/2002GL014847.

Hiesinger, H., Wolf, U., Jaumann, R., Neukum, G., (2003) Ages and stratigraphy of mare basalts in Oceanus Procellarum, Mare Nubium, Mare Cognitum, and Mare Insularum. J. Geophys. Res. 108. doi:10.1029/2002JE001985.

Hiesinger, H., Head III, J.W., Wolf, U., Jaumann, R., Neukum, G. (2010) Ages and stratigraphy of lunar mare basalts in Mare Frigoris and other nearside maria based on crater size-frequency distribution measurements. J. Geophys. Res. 115. doi:10.1029/2009JE003380.

Hiesinger, H., Head III, J. W., Wolf, U., Jaumann, R., Neukum, G. (2011) Ages and stratigraphy of lunar mare basalts: A synthesis, Geological Society of America Special Papers 477, 1-51. doi:10.1130/2011.2477(01)

Hiesinger (2011) Nearside Mare Crater Count Areas Shapefile

Hiesinger2011_mare_crater_count_areas