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Color imaging of Mars by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)

Icarus

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DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2009.03.012

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Abstract

HiRISE has been producing a large number of scientifically useful color products of Mars and other planetary objects. The three broad spectral bands, coupled with the highly sensitive 14 bit detectors and time delay integration, enable detection of subtle color differences. The very high spatial resolution of HiRISE can augment the mineralogic interpretations based on multispectral (THEMIS) and hyperspectral datasets (TES, OMEGA and CRISM) and thereby enable detailed geologic and stratigraphic interpretations at meter scales. In addition to providing some examples of color images and their interpretation, we describe the processing techniques used to produce them and note some of the minor artifacts in the output. We also provide an example of how HiRISE color products can be effectively used to expand mineral and lithologic mapping provided by CRISM data products that are backed by other spectral datasets. The utility of high quality color data for understanding geologic processes on Mars has been one of the major successes of HiRISE. ?? 2009 Elsevier Inc.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Color imaging of Mars by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
Series title:
Icarus
DOI:
10.1016/j.icarus.2009.03.012
Volume
205
Issue:
1
Year Published:
2010
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Icarus
First page:
38
Last page:
52