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Research on the classification system of lunar lineaments TEXT SIZE: A A A
The lineament is one of the most important component in the scientific research to the moon, and building the lineament classification system of the moon is the point of compile and study to the geologic map of the moon. Previous classification system research of the lineaments of the moon mainly based on morphology features of the lunar surface, and the types of lineament division are unreasonable enough, not yet forming an accepted, normative and popular lineaments classification system, which result in a bad relative property and low indicative and operability of the classification result, also go against drawing the lineaments outline map of the moon. The concept confusion and term disunity of the lineaments prejudice the global unified mapping and the exhibition and use of the achievement, further-more, the phenomenon that same things with different names, different meanings with same word spelling, different words with same meanings, or unclear meaning also have the above influence. Given that, this paper use the classification method with several indicators combined, formation mechanism and morphology features as the main indexes combined material composition and dynamic mechanism of forming lineaments, building the new lineaments classification scheme ultimately, which avoid possible disorder if we use morphology as the index only and have better scientificity and operability. In the end, we divided lineaments of the moon in as: lineaments formed with endogenic geologic progress, including wrinkle ridges, rilles, grabens and fractures; lineaments formed with exogenic geologic progress, including crater rim fractures and bottom fractures, and some special lineaments types with several formation mechanism and power source, like crater chains and so on. On that basis, the building of lineaments identification marks with multi-source remote sensing data, which is easy to distinguish and possess strong representativeness can provide typical reference for the global lineaments unity mapping.

Publication name

 ACTA PETROLOGICA SINICA, 33 (10):3285-3301; 2017


 Luo Lin; Liu JianZhong; Zhang Li; Ji JinZhu; Guo DiJun; Liu JingWen

Corresponding author(s) 

 LIU Jianzhong 
 Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geochem, Lunar & Planetary Sci Res Ctr, Guiyang 550081, Guizhou, Peoples R China.

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