LROC 31st PDS Data Release

The 31st LROC Planetary Data System release includes NAC and WAC images acquired between 2017-03-16 to 2017-06-15. This release contains 59,674 EDR images - totaling  6.9 TBytes, and 59,674 CDR images - totaling  14.4 TBytes.

The LROC Team also released several new RDR products:

This update represents the addition of three (3) NAC DTM products: NAC_DTM_FRSHCRATER21, NAC_DTM_REINERPHOT, NAC_DTM_TSILKVSKIY2


Two (2) NAC DTMs was rereleased to improve accuracy: NAC_DTM_FOWLERSCRP, NAC_DTM_LASELMASIF

Many other RDR products were also updated to improve documentation and compliance with the RDR SIS.

Please review the RDR volume ERRATA.TXT file for complete information on what changed with the volume during this release.

To date, the LROC Team has delivered 2,167,261 EDRs (totaling 287 TBytes),  2,147,331 CDRs (totaling 529 TBytes), and 28,601 derived (RDR) data products (totaling 6.59 TBytes) 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 16 September 2017