Early views of the martian surface from the Mars Orbiter Camera of Mars Global Surveyor.

  title={Early views of the martian surface from the Mars Orbiter Camera of Mars Global Surveyor.},
  author={Michael C. Malin and Michael H. Carr and G. E. Danielson and Merton E. Davies and William K. Hartmann and A Ingersoll and Peter B. James and Harold Masursky and Alfred S. McEwen and Laurence A. Soderblom and Paul Thomas and Joe Veverka and Michael A. Caplinger and M. A. Ravine and T. A. Soulanille and Jack L. Warren},
  volume={279 5357},
High-resolution images of the martian surface at scales of a few meters show ubiquitous erosional and depositional eolian landforms. Dunes, sandsheets, and drifts are prevalent and exhibit a range of morphology, composition (inferred from albedo), and age (as seen in occurrences of different dune orientations at the same location). Steep walls of topographic depressions such as canyons, valleys, and impact craters show the martian crust to be stratified at scales of a few tens of meters. The… CONTINUE READING
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