Planets and Moons  ID: 2299

MOLA: Seasonal Snow Variations on Mars: Slow Flyover of the Martian South Pole: False Color

This is a visualization of the topography near the Martian south pole as measured with the MOLA instrument. This particular animation shows a slow zoom to the surface of the pole, a flyover of the polar cap and a slow zoom out. The surface color is based on the elevation of the topography.

For More Information

http://www.gsfc.nasa.gov/topstory/20011206molaice.html


Visualization Credits

Cindy Starr (GST): Lead Visualizer
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

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Mission:
Mars Global Surveyor - MGS

Data Used:
MGS/MOLA 1997/09/15-1998/11
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This item is part of this series:
Mars Seasonal Snow Variations

Keywords:
DLESE >> Cryology
SVS >> Flyover
SVS >> Mars
DLESE >> Space science
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Precipitation >> Snow
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 8.0.0.0.0