ODE: Moon

Mission: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)

Instrument: DIVINER

Instrument Team Site: DIVINER Team Web Site

PDS Geosciences Node: PDS Source Information

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The Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment is a nine-channel radiometer that is largely identical to the Mars Climate Sounder (MCS) instrument on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). MCS was designed to map the three dimensional structure of temperature, dust, water ice and water vapor in the atmosphere of Mars, whereas Diviner has been designed to map the surface temperature of the Moon. This will be accomplished by using two identical boresighted telescopes to focus emitted and reflected radiation from the lunar surface onto uncooled thermopile detectors. Diviner's spectral channels are defined by interference and mesh filters that transmit specific portions of the visible and infrared spectrum. Diviner includes an articulated elevation / azimuth mount that allows it to point in virtually any direction.

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Experiment Data Record

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Level 2 Gridded Data Record - Level 2 Diviner GDR products include solar reflectances, brightness temperatures, and time-related values such as local time and Julian Date that are binned and averaged according to 27-day LRO mapping cycles. Each averaged product is further split into daytime (local time 06:00 to 18:00) and nighttime (local time 18:00 to 06:00) data products. - Both IMG and JPEG2000 versions are available.

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Level 3 Gridded Data Record - Level 3 Diviner GDR products include Christiansen Feature (CF) position, Rock Abundance, Soil Temperature, and Root Mean Square (RMS) fitting errors between measured and modeled radiances. - Both IMG and JPEG2000 version

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Gridded Data Record - Polar Resource Products - See Product SIS and Diviner Lunar Radiometer Observations of Cold Traps in the Moon’s South Polar Region, D. Paige et al, Science, Vol. 330, p479-482, 2010 for more information.

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Global Cumulative Products - are derived from Diviner Level 1RDR radiances binned at 2 ppd and 0.25 hours of local time from a compilation of all nadir observations acquired from 5-July-2009 to 1-April-2015 as described in Williams et al., Icarus 283, 300 –325, 2017. See Product SIS and Paige et al., Science 330, 479, 2010 for more information.

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In addition to access to the DIVINER archive, ODE offers both individual derived products and the DIVINER RDR Query tool found under the Tab tools. The tool returns data in a variety of forms including an ASCII table identical in structure and fields as the standard DIVINER RDR products.