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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.
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Animation starting with a full view of Mars which then zooms down to Olympus Mons (Mars' largest volcano).    Animation starting with a full view of Mars which then zooms down to Olympus Mons (Mars' largest volcano).
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Elevation color-mapped Mars as seen from a distance.    Elevation color-mapped Mars as seen from a distance.

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Olympus Mons up close.    Olympus Mons up close.

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Olympus Mons.    Olympus Mons.

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Short URL to This Page:http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2869
Animation Number:2869
Completed:2003-12-18
Animators:Alex Kekesi (GST) (Lead)
 Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC)
 Marte Newcombe (GST)
Scientists:Gregory Neumann (Johns Hopkins University)
 James Garvin (NASA/HQ)
 Herbert Frey (NASA/GSFC)
Platform/Sensor/Data Set:MGS/MOLA/Topography (MGS/MOLA:1997/09/15-2001/01/31)
Data Collected:MGS/MOLA:1997/09/15-2001/01/31
Series:Earth-Mars Comparisons
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Scientific Visualization Studio, and Virginia Butcher (SSAI)
 
Keywords:
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
SVS >> Volcanoes
 
 


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