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Optical depth retrievals from HRSC stereo images

Hoekzema, N.M. and Gwinner, K. (2003) Optical depth retrievals from HRSC stereo images. Sixth International Conference on Mars, Pasadena, 20-25 July 2003.

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Abstract

Mars Express is due to arrive in orbit around Mars during the last days of 2003. A primary task of its mission is to map Mars in stereo with the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) at a spatial resolution of up to 12 m. The Martian atmosphere contains large amounts of dust as well as other aerosols that scatter light and influence the images. Therefore, image analysis requires careful consideration of these atmospheric effects. An essential parameter to consider is the total optical depth. It will be possible to map the optical depth of the Martian atmosphere from HRSC stereo images by analyzing contrast differences. Software for this purpose has been developed at the Max-Planck Institute for Aeronomy in Lindau Germany. We present examples of optical depth-retrievals from airborne HRSC-A images of a region in the French Alps.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Additional Information: LIDO-Berichtsjahr=2003,
Title:Optical depth retrievals from HRSC stereo images
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Hoekzema, N.M.Max Planck Institute for Aeronomy, Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany
Gwinner, K.UNSPECIFIED
Date:2003
Status:Published
Event Title:Sixth International Conference on Mars, Pasadena, 20-25 July 2003
Organizer:Lunar and Planetary Institute
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):UNSPECIFIED
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institut für Weltraumsensorik und Planetenerkundung
Deposited By: Susanne Pieth
Deposited On:16 Sep 2005
Last Modified:14 Jan 2010 19:20

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