Monte Carlo simulations of the diurnal variation in seismic detection rate of sporadic meteoroid impacts on the Moon.
The rate of detection of meteoroid impacts on the Moon by the lunar seismic network shows a characteristic diurnal variation. Assuming that these meteoroids have a flux and a preimpact orbital distribution similar to that of fireballs observed by terrestrial camera networks, one can compute the expected diurnal variation for a given set of parameters that describe the seismic wave generation and transmission on the Moon. An iterative process to match the theoretical variation with the observed one is presented and discussed.
Lunar and Planetary Science Conference Proceedings
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- Diurnal Variations;
- Lunar Seismographs;
- Monte Carlo Method;
- Seismic Waves;
- Lunar Soil;
- Lunar Surface;
- Lunar and Planetary Exploration; Moon;
- Moon: Meteoroid Impact