Comparison of the North and South Polar Caps of Mars: New Observations from MOLA Data and Discussion of Some Outstanding Questions

@inproceedings{Fishbaugh2001ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of the North and South Polar Caps of Mars: New Observations from MOLA Data and Discussion of Some Outstanding Questions},
  author={Kathryn Elspeth Fishbaugh and James W. Head},
  year={2001}
}
New high-resolution data from the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA) have provided detailed topographic maps for the north and south polar regions. These new data allow one to compare the overall topography and geologic histories of the two polar regions and to highlight some specific outstanding questions in Mars polar studies, following earlier comparisons using Viking and Mars Global Surveyor data. The new data show that the centers of symmetry of the polar cap deposits in map view (which… CONTINUE READING

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