Earth-Mars Volcano Comparisons: Elevation color-mapped Earth with True Color Land
Released on April 22, 2004
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 ocean bathymetry via an elevation color map (greens, blues, and purples indicate deeper ocean depths respectively) along with true color land (everything above sea level). This animation is match-framed to animations #2864 through #2872.
Data Used: GTOPO30 Terra/MODIS/Blue Marble
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