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A Statistical Analysis of Corona Topography: New Insights into Corona Formation and EvolutionExtensive mapping of the surface of Venus and continued analysis of Magellan data have allowed a more comprehensive survey of coronae to be conducted. Our updated corona database contains 514 features, an increase from the 326 coronae of the previous survey. We include a new set of 106 Type 2 or stealth coronae, which have a topographic rather than a fracture annulus. The large increase in the number of coronae over the 1992 survey results from several factors, including the use of the full Magellan data set and the addition of features identified as part of the systematic geologic mapping of Venus. Parameters of the population that we have analyzed to date include size and topography.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Stofan, E. R.
(Proxemy Research, Inc. Laytonsville, MD, United States)
Glaze, L. S.
(Proxemy Research, Inc. Laytonsville, MD, United States)
Smrekar, S. E.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Baloga, S. M.
(Proxemy Research, Inc. Laytonsville, MD, 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
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Public Use Permitted.
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