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Morphology and geological structure of the western part of the Olympus Mons volcano on Mars from the analysis of the Mars Express HRSC imagery

Basilevsky, A.T. and Neukum, G. and Ivanov, B.A. and Werner, S.K. and Gasselt, S. van and Head, J.W. and Denk, T. and Jaumann, R. and Hoffmann, H. and Hauber, E. and McCord, T. and HRSC Co-Investigator Team, (2005) Morphology and geological structure of the western part of the Olympus Mons volcano on Mars from the analysis of the Mars Express HRSC imagery. Solar System Research, 39 (2), pp. 85-101.

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Abstract

The images of the western part of Olympus Mons and adjacent plains acquired by the HRSC camera onboard the Mars Express spacecraft were studied. The morphology, topography, and color of the surface were investigated. The surface age was determined by the frequencies of impact craters. The examination of the HRSC images combined with an analysis of the MOC imagery and MOLA altitude profiles have shown that the Olympus Mons edifice, at least in its western part, is composed of not only lavas but also of sedimentary and volcanic-sedimentary rocks consisting of dust, volcanic ash, and, probably, H2O ice that precipitated from the atmosphere. These data also indicate that glaciations, traces of which are known on the western foot of Olympus Mons (Lucchitta, 1981; Milkovich and Head, 2003), probably also covered the gentle upper slopes of the mountain. It is probable that the ice is still there, protected from sublimation by a dust blanket. Confirming (or rejecting) its presence is a challenge for the scheduled radar sounding with the MARSIS instrument mounted on the Mars Express spacecraft as well.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/11168/
Document Type:Article
Additional Information: LIDO-Berichtsjahr=2005,
Title:Morphology and geological structure of the western part of the Olympus Mons volcano on Mars from the analysis of the Mars Express HRSC imagery
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Basilevsky, A.T.Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, RussiaUNSPECIFIED
Neukum, G.Institute of Geosciences, FU Berlin, Berlin, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Ivanov, B.A.Institute of Dynamics of Geospheres, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, RussiaUNSPECIFIED
Werner, S.K.Institute of Geosciences, FU Berlin, Berlin, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Gasselt, S. vanInstitute of Geosciences, FU Berlin, Berlin, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Head, J.W.Department of Geological Sciences, Brown University, Providence, RI, USAUNSPECIFIED
Denk, T.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Jaumann, R.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hoffmann, H.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hauber, E.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
McCord, T.Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, USAUNSPECIFIED
HRSC Co-Investigator Team, UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:2005
Journal or Publication Title:Solar System Research
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:39
Page Range:pp. 85-101
Status:Published
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:Institute of Planetary Research
Deposited By: Pieth, Susanne
Deposited On:08 Dec 2005
Last Modified:14 Jan 2010 16:57

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