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Examining Topography of Mars Impact Basins to Determine If Impact Basins Have Topographic Characteristics of a CraterDetermining the topography of suspect craters on Mars will help scientists better understand the land deformation that occurs from an asteroid or comet impact. This will provide a better understanding of how Mars has changed over time and the topography data could be used for planning future missions to Mars. We have begun a program at the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI), a Bureau of Indian Affairs junior college, to analyze large impact basins on Mars (>300 km diameter) utilizing Geographic Information System (GIS) technology. Collaborators at the University of New Mexico and the U.S. Geological Survey are providing technical support for this effort.
Document ID
20030110774
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Livingston, A. (Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Inst. Albuquerque, NM, United States)
Lewis, K. (Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Inst. Albuquerque, NM, United States)
Simmons, J. (Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Inst. Albuquerque, NM, United States)
Chavez, D. (Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Inst. Albuquerque, NM, United States)
Gchachu, K. (Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Inst. Albuquerque, NM, United States)
Newsom, H. E. (New Mexico Univ. NM, United States)
Sutherland, V. (New Mexico Univ. NM, United States)
Gordon, H. (New Mexico Univ. NM, United States)
Hare, T. M. (Geological Survey Flagstaff, AZ, United States)
Date Acquired
August 21, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2003
Publication Information
Publication: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXIV
Subject Category
Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NRA-00-OSS-02
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAG5-10143
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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