Venus cartography

Journal of Geophysical Research E: Planets
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Abstract

The entire surface of the planet Venus is being mapped at global and regional scales (1:50,000,000 through 1:1,500,000) with synthetic aperture radar (SAR), radar altimeter, and radiometer measurements of physical properties from the Magellan spacecraft. The mapping includes SAR image mosaics, shaded relief maps, and topographic contour overlays made from altimetry data and by radargrammetric methods. Methods used include new techniques of radar image processing that became operational as a result of the Magellan mission. The area being mapped (at a resolution of 75 m/pixel) is roughly equivalent to that of Earth, including seafloors. The mapping is designed to support geologic and geophysical investigations.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Venus cartography
Series title Journal of Geophysical Research E: Planets
DOI 10.1029/94JE01908
Volume 99
Issue E10
Year Published 1994
Language English
Publisher American Geophysical Union
Publisher location Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s) Astrogeology Science Center
Description 9 p.
First page 21173
Last page 21181
Other Geospatial Venus