Locations of Polar Lunar Lobate Scarps

Shapefile of locations for lobate scarps at the lunar poles (±65-90°). Lobate scarps are relatively low-relief, linear to curvilinear fault-controlled landforms. The appearance, orientation and distribution of these scarps are believed to be formed by a combination of tidal stresses and recent global contraction of the Moon. The raw data in xls and csv format are also included for download. For more information refer to: Watters, T. R., Robinson, M. S., Collins, G. C., Banks, M. E., Daud, K., Williams, N. R., & Selvans, M. M. (2015). Global thrust faulting on the Moon and the influence of tidal stresses. Geology, 43(10), 851-854. doi: 10.1130/G37120.1.

When citing this product, use the following reference: Watters, T. R., Robinson, M. S., Collins, G. C., Banks, M. E., Daud, K., Williams, N. R., & Selvans, M. M. (2015). Global thrust faulting on the Moon and the influence of tidal stresses. Geology, 43(10), 851-854. http://doi.org/10.1130/G37120.1

Point shapefiles are available in the IAU Moon 2000 Geographic Coordinate System in both the -180 to 180 and 0 to 360 longitude domains.

Longitude Domain Product Name
180 POLAR_SCARP_LOCATIONS_180
360 POLAR_SCARP_LOCATIONS_360

Shapefile Field Descriptions:

  • NAME: Name of lobate scarp
  • LAT: Latitude in degrees
  • LON: Longitude in degrees (0 to 360)
  • LROC_IMGS: NAC Images with these scarps
  • STEREO_PRS: LROC NAC stereo observations
  • INDORCLUST: Individual scarp or Cluster of scarps

Polar Lobate Scarp Locations Shapefile

Polar_scarp_locations