NTRS - NASA Technical Reports Server

Back to Results
Evidence for a Thick Mantle of Volatile-rich Materials in the Utopia Basin, Mars, Based on Crater Depth/Diameter MeasurementsThis study focuses on the depth/diameter (d/D) relationships of impact craters within Utopia Basin (25 deg. N - 70 deg. N, 88 deg. W - 150 deg. W), Mars. In order to search for spatial variations in the study area, d/D values for a total of 1,430 craters have been grouped by sub-regions based upon their similar d/D characteristics. This has revealed a significant difference in d/D relationship for craters in north central Utopia basin compared with other parts of the basin, and withother areas on Mars. Preliminary measurements have also been collected in four additional test areas (Acidalia, Sinai, Sirenum, and south of Argyre) for comparison purposes.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Document Type
Conference Paper
Boyce, Joseph M.
(Hawaii Univ. Honolulu, HI, United States)
Mouginis-Mark, Peter J.
(Hawaii Univ. Honolulu, HI, United States)
Garvin, James B.
(NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Garbeil, Harold
(Hawaii Univ. Honolulu, HI, 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
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.
Document Inquiry

Available Downloads

There are no available downloads for this record.
No Preview Available