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Heat Flow Thermal Conductivity Data


Availability: At NSSDC, Ready for Offline Distribution (or Staging if Digital)

Time span: 1972-12-12 to 1974-12-28


An easier-to-use version of this data set was generated at NSSDC, and may be found under ID = PSPG-00753 for this Apollo 17 data set.

This data set consists of binary magnetic tape generated on an IBM 1130 computer, containing the thermal conductivity measurements from the heat-flow experiment (S-037) at the Taurus-Littrow region of the moon. The data consists of a chronological sequence of time points, each associated with several temperatures and temperature differences. The time is measured in msec since the beginning of the experiment and the temperature data are in deg k. The data have been organized into 5 groups combining 4 parameters as follows -- (T) temperature, (DT) temperature difference, (G) gradient bridge, and (R) ring bridge. Two numbers are given -- the first refers to the probe (1 or 2) and the second designates the probe section (upper -- 1, lower -- 2) or the thermocouple number (1 or 4). For example, DTG 11 refers to a temperature difference measurement from the gradient bridge in the upper section of probe 1. TREF refers to the temperature of the thermocouple reference bridge, and TC refers to a thermocouple temperature.

Alternate Names

  • Heat Flow, Thermal Conductivity


  • Planetary Science: Geology and Geophysics


  • 72-096C-01A

Additional Information



Questions and comments about this data collection can be directed to: Dr. David R. Williams



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Kenneth PetersData ProviderLamont-Doherty Geological Observatory
Dr. Kenneth PetersGeneral ContactLamont-Doherty Geological Observatory
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