Earth  Planets and Moons  ID: 2869

Earth-Mars Volcano Comparisons: Elevation Color-Mapped Mars

Despite the 2:1 relative size difference between Earth and Mars, the Martian volcano, Olympus Mons, dwarfs Earth's Mauna Loa, Hawaii volcano. When measured from the ocean floor, Mauna Loa is approximately 10km. high compared to Olympus Mons at 23km. This animation is one element of the Earth-Mars comparison. It shows Mars' differing terrain via an elevation color map. Yellow indicates the mean elevation. Green, blue, and purple are low lying areas. Red, brown, and white are the highest elevations. This animation is match-framed to animations #2864 through #2872 and uses the same color map as animation #2866.

Visualization Credits

Alex Kekesi (GST): Lead Animator
Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Animator
Marte Newcombe (GST): Animator
Gregory Neumann (Johns Hopkins University): Scientist
James Garvin (NASA/HQ): Scientist
Herbert Frey (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, and Virginia Butcher (SSAI)

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Mars Global Surveyor - MGS

Data Used:
MGS/MOLA/Topography MGS/MOLA:1997/09/15-2001/01/31

Dates of Data Used:

This item is part of this series:
Earth-Mars Comparisons

GCMD >> Earth Science >> Solid Earth >> Volcanoes
SVS >> For Educators
SVS >> Solar System >> Planets >> Mars >> Olympus Mons
SVS >> Earth >> Volcanoes >> Mauna Loa
SVS >> Earth-Mars Comparisons
SVS >> Solar System >> Planets >> Mars >> Topography
NASA Science >> Earth
NASA Science >> Planets and Moons

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version