Shape of the northern hemisphere of Mars from the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter ( MOLA )

@inproceedings{Zuber1998ShapeOT,
  title={Shape of the northern hemisphere of Mars from the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter ( MOLA )},
  author={Maria T. Zuber and David E. Smith and Roger J. Phillips and Sean C. Solomon and W. Bruce Banerdt and Gregory A. Neumann and Oded Aharonson},
  year={1998}
}
Eighteen profiles of ∼N-S-trending topography from the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA) are used to analyze the shape of Mars’ northern hemisphere. MOLA observations show smaller northern hemisphere flattening than previously thought. The hypsometric distribution is narrowly peaked with > 20% of the surface lying within 200 m of the mean elevation. Low elevation correlates with low surface roughness, but the elevation and roughness may reflect different mechanisms. Bouguer gravity indicates… CONTINUE READING

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