LROC 40C PDS Data Release

The 40C LROC Planetary Data System release includes NAC and WAC images acquired from 2019-08-16 through 2019-09-15. This release contains 20,114 EDR images - totaling 2.6 TBytes, and 20,114 CDR images - totaling 5.4 TBytes.

This release also includes 32 new NAC ROIs, 12 new NAC DTMs, 1 new photometric site, and 6 new shapefiles to include ESM4. In addition, 22 NAC ROIs were updated with new labels or map projects, 1 NAC DTM had an updated human-readable site name, the WAC GLD100 has improved interpolation for the downsampled versions, and 15 shapefiles were updated to match the currently released data.

To date, the LROC Team has delivered 2,678,347 EDRs (totaling 394.2 TBytes), 2,676,331 CDRs (totaling 728.9 TBytes), and [TBD] derived 30,264 data products (totaling 8.74 TB) to the NASA Planetary Data System. The current RDR collection is comprised of: NAC DTMs, NAC ROI Mosaics, NAC North/South Polar Mosaics, WAC Global Morphology mosaic, WAC Monthly Global mosaics; WAC DTM, WAC Color Shade, WAC Empirically Normalized Nearly Global mosaic, WAC 7-band color mosaics (regional area), and WAC ROI mosaics. The RDR dataset also includes the following products in the EXTRAS directory: NAC Anaglyphs, Mare and Lobate Scarp Shapefiles. The LROC Team has also released a PDF formated NAC Stereo Catalog that contains all NAC pair and triplet observations that can be used for generating Digital Terrain Models. The complete LROC PDS archive can be accessed via the URL:

One can also search for specific images or mosaic products using the LROC WMS Browse interface. Also, please be sure and try out our Quickmap interface!

Published by Nick Estes on 12 December 2019