Radar subsurface sounding over the putative frozen sea in Cerberus Palus, Mars

@article{Orosei2010RadarSS,
  title={Radar subsurface sounding over the putative frozen sea in Cerberus Palus, Mars},
  author={Roberto Orosei and Marco Cartacci and Andrea Cicchetti and Raffaella Noschese and Costanzo Federico and Alessandro Frigeri and Enrico Flamini and John W. Holt and Lucia Marinangeli and Elena Pettinelli and Roger J. Phillips and Giovanni Picardi and Roberto Seu and Jeffery J. Plaut},
  journal={Proceedings of the XIII Internarional Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar},
  year={2010},
  pages={1-4}
}
  • R. Orosei, M. Cartacci, J. Plaut
  • Published 1 December 2007
  • Geology
  • Proceedings of the XIII Internarional Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar
The area of Mars known as Cerberus Palus, suspected of harboring a frozen body of water, has been observed by the two subsurface sounding radar MARSIS and SHARAD. SHARAD data reveal subsurface interfaces at depths ranging from ~50 m to ~150 m which could be interpreted as either the bottom of an ice sheet lying over bedrock, or an interface between two lava flows. Echoes have been analyzed to estimate the dielectric properties of the surface layer, and results favor the interpretation that no… 
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