Preusker, Frank and Oberst, Jürgen and Head, James W. and Watters, Thomas R. and Robinson, Mark S. and Zuber, Maria T. and Solomon, Sean C. (2011) Stereo topographic models of Mercury after three MESSENGER flybys. Planetary and Space Science, 59 (15), pp. 1910-1917. DOI: 10.1016/j.pss.2011.07.005. ISSN 0032-0633.
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From photogrammetric analysis of stereo images of Mercury obtained during three MESSENGER flybys, we have produced three digital terrain models (DTMs) that have a grid spacing of 1 km and together cover 30% of the planet's surface. The terrain models provide a rich source of information on the morphology of Mercury's surface, including details of tectonic scarp systems as well as impact craters and basins. More than 400 craters larger than 15 km in diameter are included in the models. Additionally, the models provide important test cases for the analysis of stereo image data to be collected during MESSENGER's orbital mission phase. Small lateral offsets and differences in trends between stereo DTMs and laser altimeter profiles may be due to remaining errors in spacecraft position, instrument pointing, or Mercury coordinate knowledge. Such errors should be resolved during the orbital mission phase, when more joint analyses of data and detailed orbit modeling will be possible.
|Additional Information:||Special Issue: Mercury after the MESSENGER flybys|
|Title:||Stereo topographic models of Mercury after three MESSENGER flybys|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Planetary and Space Science|
|In Open Access:||No|
|In ISI Web of Science:||Yes|
|Page Range:||pp. 1910-1917|
|Keywords:||Mercury MESSENGER Topography Digital terrain models|
|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):||W - Vorhaben BepiColombo (old)|
|Institutes and Institutions:||Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Geodesy|
|Deposited By:||Frank Preusker|
|Deposited On:||10 Jan 2012 08:08|
|Last Modified:||07 Feb 2013 20:40|
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