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Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter: Experiment summary after the first year of global mapping of Mars
The Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA), an instrument on the Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft, has measured the topography, surface roughness, and 1.064-μm reflectivity of Mars and the heights of… Expand
The global topography of Mars and implications for surface evolution.
Elevations measured by the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter have yielded a high-accuracy global map of the topography of Mars. Dominant features include the low northern hemisphere, the Tharsis province,… Expand
The Mars Observer laser altimeter investigation
The primary objective of the Mars Observer laser altimeter (MOLA) investigation is to determine globally the topography of Mars at a level suitable for addressing problems in geology and geophysics.… Expand
Craters on Mars: Global Geometric Properties from Gridded MOLA Topography
Impact craters serve as natural probes of the target properties of planetary crusts and the tremendous diversity of morphological expressions of such features on Mars attests to their importance for… Expand
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Overview: The Instrument Suite and Mission
Abstract NASA’s Lunar Precursor Robotic Program (LPRP), formulated in response to the President’s Vision for Space Exploration, will execute a series of robotic missions that will pave the way for… Expand
North Polar Region Craterforms on Mars: Geometric Characteristics from the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter
Abstract This study focuses on topographic characterization of ice-associated north polar region impact craters and several enigmatic polar craterforms using new information from the Mars Orbiter… Expand
Observations of the north polar region of Mars from the Mars orbiter laser altimeter.
Elevations from the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA) have been used to construct a precise topographic map of the martian north polar region and correlation of topography with images suggests that the cap was more spatially extensive in the past. Expand
Geometric properties of Martian impact craters: Preliminary results from the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter
The Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA) acquired high spatial and vertical resolution topographic data for 18 tracks across the northern hemisphere of Mars during the Fall of 1997. It sampled 98… Expand
Small-Scale Topography of 433 Eros from Laser Altimetry and Imaging
Abstract The NEAR laser rangefinder (NLR) obtained more than 16 million range returns from asteroid 433 Eros. We present the first results from analyses of topographic profiles interpreted with the… Expand
Standardizing the nomenclature of Martian impact crater ejecta morphologies
The Mars Crater Morphology Consortium recommends the use of a standardized nomenclature system when discussing Martian impact crater ejecta morphologies. The system utilizes nongenetic descriptors to… Expand