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3-D Analysis Offers New Info On Martian Climate Change, Age of Polar Caps

20 Nov 2017, 07:00 UTC
3-D Analysis Offers New Info On Martian Climate Change, Age of Polar Caps Putzig et al.

Three-dimensional (3-D) subsurface radar volumes generated from thousands of 2-D radar profiles are revealing new information about the polar regions of Mars, including more accurate mapping of CO2 and water ices, the discovery of buried impact craters, and new elevation data. PSI Senior Scientist Nathaniel E. Putzig is the lead author of the Icarus paper “Three-dimensional radar imaging of structures and craters in the Martian polar caps.”  PSI’s Isaac B. Smith is a co-author.

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