Global inventory and characterization of pyroclastic deposits on Mercury: New insights into pyroclastic activity from MESSENGER orbital data

@article{Goudge2014GlobalIA,
  title={Global inventory and characterization of pyroclastic deposits on Mercury: New insights into pyroclastic activity from MESSENGER orbital data},
  author={Timothy A. Goudge and James W. Head and Laura Kerber and David T. Blewett and Brett W. Denevi and Deborah Domingue and Jeffrey J. Gillis‐Davis and Klaus Gwinner and J. Helbert and Gregory M. Holsclaw and Noam R. Izenberg and Rachel L. Klima and William E. McClintock and Scott L. Murchie and Gregory A. Neumann and David E. Smith and Robert Strom and Zhiyong Xiao and Maria T. Zuber and Sean C. Solomon},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets},
  year={2014},
  volume={119},
  pages={635 - 658}
}
We present new observations of pyroclastic deposits on the surface of Mercury from data acquired during the orbital phase of the MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) mission. The global analysis of pyroclastic deposits brings the total number of such identified features from 40 to 51. Some 90% of pyroclastic deposits are found within impact craters. The locations of most pyroclastic deposits appear to be unrelated to regional smooth plains deposits, except… 
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