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dc.contributor.authorMazarico, Erwan Matias
dc.contributor.authorBarker, Michael K.
dc.contributor.authorNeumann, Gregory A.
dc.contributor.authorZuber, Maria
dc.contributor.authorSmith, David Edmund
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-31T11:59:21Z
dc.date.available2015-07-31T11:59:21Z
dc.date.issued2014-04
dc.date.submitted2013-12
dc.identifier.issn00948276
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/97925
dc.description.abstractThe Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter instrument onboard the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft collected more than 5 billion measurements in the nominal 50 km orbit over ~10,000 orbits. The data precision, geodetic accuracy, and spatial distribution enable two-dimensional crossovers to be used to infer relative radial position corrections between tracks to better than ~1 m. We use nearly 500,000 altimetric crossovers to separate remaining high-frequency spacecraft trajectory errors from the periodic radial surface tidal deformation. The unusual sampling of the lunar body tide from polar lunar orbit limits the size of the typical differential signal expected at ground track intersections to ~10 cm. Nevertheless, we reliably detect the topographic tidal signal and estimate the associated Love number h[subscript 2] to be 0.0371 ± 0.0033, which is consistent with but lower than recent results from lunar laser ranging.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipUnited States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Grant NNX09AM53G)en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipUnited States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Grant NNG09HP18C)en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Geophysical Union (AGU)en_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2013gl059085en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Licenseen_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/en_US
dc.sourceAmerican Geophysical Unionen_US
dc.titleDetection of the lunar body tide by the Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeteren_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.citationMazarico, Erwan, Michael K. Barker, Gregory A. Neumann, Maria T. Zuber, and David E. Smith. “Detection of the Lunar Body Tide by the Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter.” Geophysical Research Letters 41, no. 7 (April 4, 2014): 2282–2288.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciencesen_US
dc.contributor.mitauthorMazarico, Erwan Matiasen_US
dc.contributor.mitauthorZuber, Mariaen_US
dc.contributor.mitauthorSmith, David Edmunden_US
dc.relation.journalGeophysical Research Lettersen_US
dc.eprint.versionFinal published versionen_US
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticleen_US
eprint.statushttp://purl.org/eprint/status/PeerRevieweden_US
dspace.orderedauthorsMazarico, Erwan; Barker, Michael K.; Neumann, Gregory A.; Zuber, Maria T.; Smith, David E.en_US
dc.identifier.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2652-8017
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mit.licensePUBLISHER_CCen_US


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