Wajiha Iqbal

Wajiha Iqbal

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster - Planetology

Doctoral Student

 

 

The lunar cratering chronology uses crater size-frequency distributions (CSFDs) to derive absolute model ages (AMAs) for geological units across the Moon and is adapted for use on the surfaces of various other Solar System bodies. New data collected by recent lunar missions, as well as additional and improved analyses of lunar samples, allow us to reevaluate and possibly improve the lunar chronology.  We will remeasure CSFDs, i.e., N(1), and AMAs for the landing sites using high-resolution images, and compare new results with previously determined values. Our ongoing project will complete the updated geological maps of the landing site for comparison with the sample collection locations, to investigate whether sample ages can be revised. We will then correlate them with our new CSFDs measurements of the area to potentially improve the accuracy of the lunar chronological curve. 

 
Publications

2020

Iqbal, W., Hiesinger, H., van der Bogert, C. H., 2020: Geological mapping and chronology of the lunar landing sites: Apollo 12. Icarus, Vol. 352, 113991. 10.1016/j.icarus.2020.113991

2019

Iqbal, W., Hiesinger, H., van der Bogert, C. H., 2019: Geological mapping and chronology of the lunar landing sites: Apollo 11. Icarus, Vol. 333, pp. 528-547. 10.1016/j.icarus.2019.06.020

 
Conferences

K. Cairns, H. Hiesinger, W. Iqbal (2020). ‘Geologic Maps of Pit Craters in Noachis Terra, Mars’ Contributed to the 51st Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, TX, USA.

C. M. Poehler, M. A. Ivanov, C. H. van der Bogert, H. Hiesinger, W. Iqbal, J. H. Pasckert, J. Wright, J. W. Head (2020). ‘Geological Context for the Lunar South Pole: A Map of the South Pole-Aitken Basin Region’ Contributed to the 51st Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, TX, USA.

T. Gebbing, H. Hiesinger, W. Iqbal, C. H. van der Bogert (2020). ‘Crater Size-Frequency Distributions at the North Ray and South Ray Craters’ Contributed to the 51st Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, TX, USA.

H. Hiesinger, C. H. van der Bogert, W. Iqbal, T. Gebbing (2020). ‘The Lunar Chronology: A Status Report ’ Contributed to the 51st Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, TX, USA.

Iqbal W, Hiesinger H, van der Bogert C. H (2020). ‘New Geological Map and Absolute Model Ages for the Apollo 15 Landing Site.’ Contributed to the 51st Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, TX, USA.

Iqbal W, van der Bogert CH, Hiesinger H. (2020). ‘New Geological Maps of the Apollo Landing sites: Tools for Advancing Lunar Science and Exploration.’ Contributed to the 51st Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, TX, USA.

W. Iqbal , H. Hiesinger , C. H. van der Bogert , D. Borisov , and T. Gebbing (2020). ‘New Geological Maps of The Apollo Landing Sites’. Contributed to the European Lunar Symposium, Padua (virtual), Italy.

W. Iqbal , H. Hiesinger , and C. H. van der Bogert (2020). ‘New Geological Maps and Crater Size-frequency Distribution Measurements of the Apollo 15 Landing Site’. Contributed to the European Lunar Symposium, Padua (virtual), Italy.

H. Hiesinger , C. H. van der Bogert , W. Iqbal , T. Gebbing (2020). ‘A Fresh Look at an Old Function: The Lunar Chronology’. Contributed to the European Lunar Symposium, Padua (virtual), Italy.

T. Gebbing, H. Hiesinger, W. Iqbal, and C. H. van der Bogert. (2020): Crater Size-frequency Distributions of North Ray and South Ray Craters Near the Apollo 16 Landing Site. Contributed to the European Lunar Symposium, Padua (virtual), Italy.

C. M. Poehler, M. A. Ivanov, C. H. van der Bogert, H. Hiesinger, J. H. Pasckert, W. Iqbal, J. Wright, and J. W. Head (2020). A New Map of the South Pole-Aitken Basin Including the South Pole. Contributed to the European Lunar Symposium, Padua (virtual), Italy.

Iqbal, W., van der Bogert, C. H., Hiesinger, H. (2019): New Geological maps and Crater Size-Frequency Distribution Measurements of the Apollo 17 Landing Site. 50th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, TX, USA.

Iqbal, W., Hiesinger, H., van der Bogert, C.H. (2019): Geology of the Apollo 11 and Apollo 12 Landing Sites- New Maps and Insights. 50th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, TX, USA.

van der Bogert, C. H., Hiesinger, H., Iqbal, W., Clark, J. D., Robinson, M.S. u. a. (2019): Timing of Recent Events near the Apollo 17 Landing Site. 50th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, TX, USA.

Poehler, C. M., Iqbal, W., van der Bogert, C. H., Hiesinger, H., u. a. (2019): Geological Mapping of Large Basins on the Terrestrial Planets in the Scope of PLANMAP. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, TX, USA.

Borisov, D., Hiesinger, H., Iqbal, W., van der Bogert, C. H. (2019): Revised Crater Size-Frequency Distribution Measurements at the Apollo 14 Landing Site. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, TX, USA.

Iqbal, W., Hiesinger, H., van der Bogert, C. H. (2019): New Geological Maps of the Landing Sites: Apollo 11 and 12. European Lunar Symposium, Manchester, UK.

Iqbal, W., van der Bogert, C. H, Hiesinger H. (2019): Geological Mapping and Absolute model Ages around the Apollo 17 Landing Site. European Lunar Symposium, Manchester, UK.

Poehler C. M, Hiesinger, H., Iqbal, W., van der Bogert, C. H. u. a. (2019): Geological Mapping of the South Pole Aitken Basin: A Progress Report. European Lunar Symposium, Manchester, UK.

van der Bogert, C. H., Hiesinger, H., Iqbal, W., Clark, J. D., Robinson, M. S. u. a. (2019): Recent Events at the Apollo 17 Landing Site: Ages of the Lee Lincoln Scarp, Light Mantle Deposit and Tycho Crater. European Lunar Symposium, Manchester, UK.

Iqbal, W., Hiesinger, H., van der Bogert, C. H. (2019): Geology and Ages of the landing sites: Apollo 11, Apollo 12, and Apollo 17. GeoMünster, Münster, Germany.

Iqbal, W., Hiesinger, H., van der Bogert, C. H. (2019): Ages of the geological events around the Apollo 17 landing site. GeoMünster, Münster, Germany.

Iqbal, W., Hiesinger, H., van der Bogert, C. H. (2019): ‘Geology and Crater Size-Frequency Distributions of the Apollo 11, 12, and 17 landing sites. Paneth Kolloquium, Nördlingen, Germany.

Iqbal, W., Hiesinger, H., van der Bogert, C. H. (2018): Reinvestigating the Crater-Size Frequency Distribution of the Apollo 12 Landing Site. 49th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. The Woodlands, TX, USA.

Borisov, D., Hiesinger, H., Scherer, E., Haber, T., Iqbal, W., and van der Bogert C. H. (2018): An Interdisciplinary Re-Investigation of the Apollo 14 Landing Site — Pb-Pb Chronology of the Impact Melt Rock 14310 and New Crater Size-Frequency Distribution Measurements. 49th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. The Woodlands, TX, USA.

Iqbal, W., Hiesinger, H., van der Bogert, C. H. (2018): Geology and Crater Size-Frequency Distributions of the Apollo 11 Landing Site. EGU General Assembly. Vienna, Austria.

Iqbal, W., Hiesinger, H., van der Bogert, C. H. (2018): Geology and Crater Size-Frequency Distributions of the Apollo 12 Landing Site. EGU General Assembly. Vienna, Austria.

Iqbal, W., Hiesinger, H., van der Bogert, C. H. (2018): Studying the Crater Size-Frequency Distributions of the Apollo 12 Landing Site. European Lunar Symposium. Münster, Germany.

Iqbal, W., Hiesinger, H., van der Bogert, C. H. (2018): Geology and Crater Size-Frequency Distributions of the Apollo 17 Landing Site. AGU Fall Meeting. Washington, D. C. USA.

Iqbal, W., Hiesinger, H., van der Bogert, C. H (2017): Reinvestigating the Crater Size-Frequency Distributions of the Apollo 11 Landing Site. 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. The Woodlands, TX, USA.

Iqbal, W., Hiesinger, H., van der Bogert, C. H (2017): Reinvestigating the Crater Size-Frequency Distributions of Lunar Landing Sites: Apollo 11 and Apollo 12. European Lunar Symposium. Münster, Germany.

Iqbal, W., Hiesinger, H., van der Bogert, C. H. (2017): The Crater-Size Frequency Distribution of the Apollo 12 Landing site. Paneth Kolloquium, Nördlingen, Germany.