Dorsa Andrusov

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Dorsa Andrusov

Lat: 1.0°S, Long: 57.0°E, Length: 160 km, Height: km, Rükl: 49


IV-053-H3 The crater in the lower right is Webb D.


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The northeastern part of Dorsa Andrusov is noticeable near the lower left corner of Lunar Orbiter 1's Frame 034 and also near the lower margin of Frame 033. Most of these frames are occupied by Sinus Successus. The pronounced crater near the lower right corner of Frame 034 is Webb. Note the curious dark table-mountain like elevation in Frame 033 (northwest of Dorsa Andrusov).
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Dorsa Andrusov

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Named for Nikolai Ivanovich Andrusov (December 19, 1861 - April 27, 1924), a Russian geologist, stratigrapher, and palaeontologist. The Challenger expedition of 1872–1876 studied processes of the sea floor. In 1889 Andrusov published a review of this expedition in the Mining Journal. He would later perform studies of the geology and sediments of the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea. In 1890-91 he participated in a deep water expedition to the Black Sea by the Russian Geographical Society. This expedition discovered hydrogen sulfide in the lower portions of this lake. Andrusov was the first to propose that this substance was created by biological decomposition of life forms (bacteria) containing sulfurous compounds.
- The name Andrusov is absent in the first edition of the book Who's Who on the Moon; a Biographical Dictionary of Lunar Nomenclature by Elijah E. Cocks and Josiah C. Cocks (Tudor Publishers, 1995). Error detected by Danny Caes.

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