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Mapping and Geological Analysis of Mercury and Venus Radar Ranging DataAlthough many radar profiles and images of the areas within 20 deg of Mercury's equator had been obtained from 1971, at both Goldstone and Arecibo radar facilities, surprisingly little geological analysis had been done with these data until recently. Topographic profiles and radar roughness reflectivity images which can be derived from these data will be crucial in completing the geological mapping of Mercury now underway at the U.S. Geological Survey. Earth based radar observations of Mercury and the other terrestrial planets as well are a potentially very valuable tool in the determination of the physical nature of their surfaces. Processing of available radar data must be completed to establish any systematic relationship between raar reflectivities and roughness, density, dielectric constant, and other related geological parameters.
Document ID
19850015322
Document Type
Other
Authors
Clark, P. E.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Jurgens, R. F.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Downs, G. S.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Strobell, M. E.
(Geological Survey)
Schaber, G. G.
(Geological Survey)
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
Accession Number
85N23633
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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