Article first published online: 21 SEP 2012
This paper is not subject to U.S. copyright. Published in 1994 by the American Geophysical Union.
Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets (1991–2012)
Volume 99, Issue E10, pages 21173–21181, 25 October 1994
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1994), Venus cartography, J. Geophys. Res., 99(E10), 21173–21181, doi:10.1029/94JE01908., , , and (
- Issue published online: 21 SEP 2012
- Article first published online: 21 SEP 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 20 JUL 1994
- Manuscript Received: 17 DEC 1993
The entire surface of the planet Venus is being mapped at global and regional scales (1:50,000,000 through 1:1,500,000) with synthetic aperture radar (SAR), radar altimeter, and radiometer measurements of physical properties from the Magellan spacecraft. The mapping includes SAR image mosaics, shaded relief maps, and topographic contour overlays made from altimetry data and by radargrammetric methods. Methods used include new techniques of radar image processing that became operational as a result of the Magellan mission. The area being mapped (at a resolution of 75 m/pixel) is roughly equivalent to that of Earth, including seafloors. The mapping is designed to support geologic and geophysical investigations.