PIA02808: MOLA Global Roughness Map of Mars
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Spacecraft: Mars Global Surveyor Orbiter
Instrument: MOLA
Product Size: 669 x 441 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Goddard Space Flight Center
Addition Date: 2000-10-06
Primary Data Set: MGS EDRs
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The median of slopes in 35-km windows indicate the typical roughness on 300-meter baselines. The rougher nature of the heavily cratered terrain in the Southern Hemisphere is apparent, as well as that of Valles Marineris (12S, 289E) canyon walls and the Olympus Mons (18N, 227E) aureole deposits. The Northern Lowlands are smooth, especially Amazonis Planitia (16N, 202E), a region to the west of Olympus Mons, were typical median slopes on these baselines are often smaller than 0.1 degree. A shaded relief map of the topography is overlaid is monochrome.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/GSFC

Image Addition Date:
2000-10-06