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The Multi-Temporal Database of Planetary Image Data (MUTED): A web-based tool for studying dynamic Mars

Heyer, T. and Hiesinger, H. and Reiss, Dennis and Erkeling, G. and Bernhardt, H. and Luesebring, D. and Jaumann, Ralf (2018) The Multi-Temporal Database of Planetary Image Data (MUTED): A web-based tool for studying dynamic Mars. Planetary and Space Science, 159, pp. 56-65. Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/j.pss.2018.04.015. ISSN 0032-0633.

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Official URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0032063317304038


Multi-temporal spacecraft observations are key to detect and understand surface changes and time-critical processes on Mars. Since the 1970s, the number of orbital observations of Mars has increased to over one million images. The observations have revealed that the surface of Mars is changing due to exogenic processes, including eolian activity, mass movement, seasonal ice and frost cover, and crater-forming impacts. The increasing number of observations highlights the importance of efficient and convenient tools for planetary image data management and change detection analyses. To support the identification of surface changes we developed the Multi-Temporal Database of Planetary Image Data (MUTED), which is accessible at “http://muted.wwu.de”. The database enables scientists to quickly identify the spatial and multi-temporal coverage of planetary image data from Mars. As a basis for various change detection analyses, the location, number, and time range of acquisitions of overlapping images taken by the Viking Orbiter (VO), the Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC), the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC), the Thermal Emission Imaging Instrument (THEMIS), the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE), the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer of Mars (CRISM) and the Context Camera (CTX) as well as future instruments (e.g., Colour and Stereo Surface Imaging System (CaSSIS)) can be identified. The database will assist and optimize image data searches to support the analysis and understanding of short-term, seasonal, and long-term processes at the surface and in the atmosphere of Mars. To demonstrate the capability and scientific potential of the database, we analyzed the occurrence of dark slope streaks and observed their formation within a time interval of <∼5 days in different regions on Mars.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/124615/
Document Type:Article
Title:The Multi-Temporal Database of Planetary Image Data (MUTED): A web-based tool for studying dynamic Mars
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Heyer, T.Institut für Planetologie, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, MünsterUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hiesinger, H.Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität MünsterUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Reiss, DennisInstitut für Planetologie, Westfälische Wilhelms‐Universität Münster, Münster, GermanyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Erkeling, G.Universität Münster, Institut für Planetologie, Wilhelm-Klemm-Straße 10, 48149 Münster, GermanyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Bernhardt, H.Institut für Planetologie, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, MünsterUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Luesebring, D.Institut für Planetologie, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, MünsterUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Jaumann, RalfUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-9759-6597UNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title:Planetary and Space Science
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 56-65
Keywords:Mars, database, surface changes, surface processes, temporal analysis
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Exploration
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EW - Space Exploration
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Project Mars Express HRSC (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Geology
Deposited By: Eckart, Lisa Maria
Deposited On:10 Dec 2018 11:07
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:22

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