Recession of Martian north polar cap: 1977–1978 Viking observations
Article first published online: 20 SEP 2012
Copyright 1979 by the American Geophysical Union.
Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth (1978–2012)
Volume 84, Issue B14, pages 8332–8334, 30 December 1979
How to Cite
1979), Recession of Martian north polar cap: 1977–1978 Viking observations, J. Geophys. Res., 84(B14), 8332–8334, doi:10.1029/JB084iB14p08332.(
- Issue published online: 20 SEP 2012
- Article first published online: 20 SEP 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 15 JUN 1979
- Manuscript Received: 5 APR 1979
The regression curve for the 1977–1978 sublimation of the north polar cap of Mars is extracted from Viking orbiter imaging data. The recession observed during the spring season is quite consistent with previous observations and is in excellent agreement with telescopic data obtained concurrently. A receding late winter boundary is identified, but owing to hood obscuration this boundary cannot be definitely attributed to a surface cap.