Preliminary digitization of lunar lobate scarps between 60N and 60S latitude.

Map of lunar lobate scarps digitized as polylines. Digitization completed on a monochromatic (643nm) LROC Wide Angle Camera (WAC) image mosaic, optimized for geomorphology, at a resolution of 100 meters/pixel, where available LROC Narrow Angle Camera (NAC) images at resolutions up to 2 meters/pixel, and regional NAC mosaics. Near-global coverage, limited to the equatorial region between 60N and 60S latitude. Polylines were digitized at a scale of up to 1:20,000. Minimum digitized segment lengths of approximately 300 meters.

Nelson, D. M., Koeber, S. D., Daud, K., Robinson, M. S., Watters, T. R., Banks, M. E., & Williams, N. R. (2014, March). Mapping lunar maria extents and lobate scarps using LROC image products. In Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (Vol. 45, p. 2861).

Polylines 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

Shapefile Field Descriptions:

  • lat_start: polyline starting latitude in degrees
  • lon_start: polyline starting longitude in degrees (-180 to 180)
  • lon_end: polyline ending longitude in degrees (-180 to 180)
  • lat_end: polyline ending latitude in degrees

Lunar Lobate Scarps (60S to 60N) Shapefile