Regional sources and sinks of dust on Mars : Viking observations of Cerberus, Solis Planum and Syrtis Major
- Lee, Steven W.
- May 1, 1987.
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- A study of seasonal variations of albedo features in the Cerberus, Solis Planum, and Syrtis Major regions was based on Viking Orbiter data obtained over more than one complete Martian year. Contour maps of Lambert albedo and single-point thermal inertia were constructed from the Infrared Thermal Mapper (IRTM) experiment data, and Orbiter images were used to determine the pattern and variability of regional winds (inferred from wind streak orientations). Coupled with ground-based radar data, these data allow the regional sediment transport direction, surface properties (texture, morphology, and roughness), and the implications of the observed seasonal and longer term dust redistribution to be investigated. Results are outlined.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19870014017., Accession ID: 87N23450., and NASA, Washington, Reports of Planetary Geology and Geophysics Program, 1986; p 259-260.
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