The LPI-JSC Center for Lunar Science and Exploration (a member of NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI)) and a collaborating SSERVI team at Brown University have generated an on-line “Atlas of Lunar Sinuous Rilles.” The new atlas can be found at

http://www.lpi.usra.edu/lunar/rilles/

This atlas is based on the work of D. M. Hurwitz, J. W. Head, and H. Hiesinger (2013) Lunar sinuous rilles: Distribution, characteristics, and implications for their origin, Planetary and Space Science, 79-80, p. 1-38. The atlas complements the pioneering work of V. R. Oberbeck, R. Greeley, R. B. Morgan, and M. J. Lovas (1971) Lunar rilles – A catalog and method of classification, NASA Technical Memorandom X-62,088. The new atlas also complements the Lunar Pyroclastic Volcanism GIS Database that Lisa Gaddis (USGS Flagstaff) and colleagues produced in 2009.

This new resource is designed to support both the science and exploration communities and their integrated mission activities. It is also a useful training and educational tool for the planetary science community.

For a complete list of LPI lunar atlases, please go to http://www.lpi.usra.edu/lunar/lunar_images/. For a complete list of maps and databases from the Brown University Planetary Geosciences Group, please go to http://www.planetary.brown.edu/html_pages/data.htm.

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