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Geology of Ceres’ North Pole quadrangle with Dawn FC imaging data

Ruesch, O. and McFadden, L.A. and Williams, D.A. and Hughson, K. and Paschkert, J.H. and Scully, J.E.C. and Kneissl, T. and Roatsch, Thomas and Nass, Andrea and Preusker, Frank and Schmedemann, N. and Marchi, S. and Hiesinger, H. and Jaumann, Ralf and Nathues, A. and Raymond, C.A. and Russell, C.T. (2018) Geology of Ceres’ North Pole quadrangle with Dawn FC imaging data. Icarus, 316, pp. 14-27. Elsevier. DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2017.09.036 ISSN 0019-1035

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Official URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0019103516306194


The Dawn Framing Camera repeatedly imaged Ceres’ North Pole quadrangle (Ac-1 Asari, latitudes >66°N) at a resolution of ∼35 m/pixel through a panchromatic filter, enabling the derivation of a digital terrain model (DTM) and an ortho-rectified mosaic. Using this dataset, a photo-geologic map and stratigraphy, complemented with absolute model ages of impact craters, were produced. We identified the following key surface features: an ancient 4.5 km high isolated dome with a non-impact origin; recent lobate materials on crater interiors possibly formed as high-speed flows of collapsed rim material; and recent bright areas in permanently shadowed regions (PSRs), which we interpret as ice accumulation mostly by infall of exogenic material. Crater morphologies and dimensions do not differ from those in other quadrangles, suggesting the widespread influence of a rheologically weak target during the crater formation process. There is a paucity of lobate materials associated with impact cratering, in contrast to previous identifications with lower spatial resolution imagery.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/125253/
Document Type:Article
Title:Geology of Ceres’ North Pole quadrangle with Dawn FC imaging data
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Ruesch, O.NASA Goddard Space Flight CenterUNSPECIFIED
McFadden, L.A.NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20770UNSPECIFIED
Williams, D.A.Arizona State UniversityUNSPECIFIED
Hughson, K.University of California Los AngelesUNSPECIFIED
Paschkert, J.H.Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität MünsterUNSPECIFIED
Scully, J.E.C.NASA JPL, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CaliforniaUNSPECIFIED
Kneissl, T.Freie Universität Berlin, Inst. of Geosciences, Planetology and Remote SensingUNSPECIFIED
Roatsch, ThomasThomas.Roatsch (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Nass, Andreaandrea.nass (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Preusker, Frankfrank.preusker (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Schmedemann, N.Freie Universitaet Berlin, Inst. of Geosciences, Planetology and Remote Sensing, Malteserstr. 74, 12249 Berlin, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Marchi, S.Department of Astronomy, University of PaduaUNSPECIFIED
Hiesinger, H.Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität MünsterUNSPECIFIED
Jaumann, Ralfralf.jaumann (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-9759-6597
Nathues, A.Max-Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Katlenburg-Lindau, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Raymond, C.A.Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91109-8099, USAUNSPECIFIED
Russell, C.T.Institute of Geophysics, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095UNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title:Icarus
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.1016/j.icarus.2017.09.036
Page Range:pp. 14-27
Keywords:Asteroid Ceres, geological processes, impact processes
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Science and Exploration
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Projekt DAWN
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Geology
Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Geodesy
Deposited By: Eckart, Lisa Maria
Deposited On:18 Dec 2018 10:05
Last Modified:06 Sep 2019 15:26

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