Surface features on Mars: Ground-based albedo and radar compared with Mariner 9 topography
Article first published online: 20 SEP 2012
Copyright 1974 by the American Geophysical Union.
Journal of Geophysical Research
Solid Earth and Planets
Volume 79, Issue 26, pages 3907–3916, 10 September 1974
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1974), Surface features on Mars: Ground-based albedo and radar compared with Mariner 9 topography, J. Geophys. Res., 79(26), 3907–3916, doi:10.1029/JB079i026p03907.(
- Issue published online: 20 SEP 2012
- Article first published online: 20 SEP 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 7 MAY 1974
- Manuscript Received: 8 MAR 1974
Earth-based albedo maps of Mars were compared with Mariner 9 television data and ground-based radar profiles to investigate the nature of the bright and dark albedo features. Little correlation was found except at the boundaries of classical albedo features, where some topographic control is indicated. Windblown dust models for seasonal and secular albedo variations are supported, but it is not clear whether the fines are derived from bright or dark parent rock. Mars, like the earth and moon, has probably generated two distinct ypes of crustal material.