Planets and Moons 

MOLA: Seasonal Snow Variations on Mars, graph showing snow variations at north pole, with dates

This is a visualization of a series of graphs showing the seasonal changes in the Martian polar caps. This particular version includes just the north pole and the Martian year timestamp.


Visualization Credits

Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
David Smith (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Maria Zuber (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): Scientist
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

Science Paper:
http://ltpwww.gsfc.nasa.gov/tharsis/snow_paper.html

Short URL to share this page:
http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2308

Missions:
Mars Global Surveyor - MGS
Viking

Data Used:
Viking None
MGS/MOLA 1997/09/15-2001/06/30

This item is part of this series:
Mars Seasonal Snow Variations

Keywords:
DLESE >> Cryology
SVS >> Frost
SVS >> Mars
SVS >> Pole
SVS >> Snow
DLESE >> Space science
NASA Science >> Planets and Moons