Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter: Experiment summary after the first year of global mapping of Mars

@article{Smith2001MarsOL,
  title={Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter: Experiment summary after the first year of global mapping of Mars},
  author={David E. Smith and Maria T. Zuber and Herbert V. Frey and James B. Garvin and James W. Head and Duane O. Muhleman and Gordon H. Pettengill and Roger J. Phillips and Sean C. Solomon and H. Jay Zwally and William Bruce Banerdt and Thomas C. Duxbury and Matthew P. Golombek and Frank LeMoine and Gregory A. Neumann and David D. Rowlands and Oded Aharonson and Peter G. Ford and Anton Ivanov and Catherine L. Johnson and Patrick J. McGovern and James B. Abshire and Robert S. Afzal and Xiaoli Sun},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
  year={2001},
  volume={106},
  pages={23689-23722}
}
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 volatile and dust clouds. This paper discusses the function of the MOLA instrument and the acquisition, processing, and correction of observations to produce global data sets. The altimeter measurements have been converted to both gridded and spherical harmonic models for the topography and shape of… 

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