Fractal Analysis of The Lunar Bouguer Gravity Field
Recent dedicated lunar gravity measure mission provided high-resolution data for the Moon. The collected data are the starting material for the construction of the latest gravity model. Like all celestial bodies, our natural satellite, is not a perfectly spherical object and its internal structure is not formed of homogeneous layers of equal thickness and gravity field varies from place to place. By measuring variations in lunar gravity can determine the density variations and deduce its internal structure. Gravity anomalies of the Moon are caused by concentrations of huge masses of material known as "mascons". Mascons are a symbol of the periods of creation and destruction in the course of the turbulent geological history of the Moon. This article present the results of the fractal analysis of the lunar Bouguer gravity field. The results obtained in the course of the study confirm the fractal geometry of the lunar Bouguer gravity field. The resulting fractal dimensions (D) varies from 1,4-1,5 to 2,4-2,5 and indicate a high level of gravity values fragmentation. Also, the spatial relationship between Bouguer gravity anomalies, "free-air" gravity anomalies and lunar digital elevation model (DEM) are considered.
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