PIA02809: MOLA Global Map of Surface Gradients on 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 (w x h)
 Produced By:  Goddard Space Flight Center
 Addition Date:  2000-10-06
 Primary Data Set:  MGS EDRs
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA02809.tif (254.8 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA02809.jpg (128.2 kB)

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Absolute slopes on 30-km baselines indicate the magnitude of typical regional tilts of that scale. The Northern hemisphere is flatter than the South, and shows some linear slope breaks, for example north of Alba Patera (40N, 250E) and the Tharsis province. The major volcanos display flanks slopes of 2.5-5 degrees, comparable to Hawaiian shields. The southwest rim of the Hellas impact basin appears relatively eroded, with shallower typical slopes. A shaded relief map of the topography is overlaid is monochrome.

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