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Multispectral Analysis of the Kasei Vallis-lanae Planum Region of MarsThe surficial geology of the Kasei Vallis - Lunae Planum region of Mars was investigated using the three color Viking Orbiter 1 data. Spatial resolution is 820m and Ls = 100 deg, a season of low atmospheric and and surface dustiness. This region was chosen for high quality color and thermal inertia data as well as for the diversity of volcanic plains and fluvial landform. The data was reformatted to Mercator projection and calibrated to normal reflectance using in flight calibration parameters and observed photometric properties. Color properties from this image are displayed in two forms: the Red Albedo vs. Violet Albedo two dimensional histogram, and representative 3 point spectra. Virtually the full range of regolith color properties known from prior research is represented, plus some new characteristics. Interpretations of the data are presented which address general composition and formation processes of channel and intracrater deposits.
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Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
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Singer, R. B.
(Hawaii Univ. Honolulu, HI, United States)
Cloutis, E.
(Hawaii Univ. Honolulu, HI, United States)
Roush, T. L.
(Hawaii Univ. Honolulu, HI, United States)
Mouginismark, P. J.
(Hawaii Univ. Honolulu, HI, United States)
Hawke, B. R.
(Hawaii Univ. Honolulu, HI, United States)
Christensen, P. R.
(Arizona State Univ. Tempe, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1985
Publication Information
Publication: NASA, Washington Repts. of Planetary Geol. and Geophys. Program, 1984
Subject Category
Lunar And Planetary Exploration
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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