Planets and Moons  ID: 2313

MOLA: Seasonal Snow Variations on Mars, Clouds at North Pole, With Dates and Contours

This is a visualization of the clouds near the Marian polar caps measured using the MOLA instrument. This particular animation shows just the north pole, with dates, and with contours.

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

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Missions:
Mars Global Surveyor - MGS
Viking

Data Used:
MGS/MOLA 1997/09/15-2001/06/30
Viking
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This item is part of this series:
Mars Seasonal Snow Variations

Keywords:
DLESE >> Cryology
SVS >> Frost
SVS >> Mars
SVS >> Pole
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