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New MOLA High-resolution Global Map

Using MOLA data through October of 2000, the Science Team has produced a very high resolution topographic shaded relief map of Mars that can be downloaded for general use. The map has a resolution 0.125° (300 dots per inch) and is shown as a mercator projection to latitude 70° north and south. Downloadble versions include an easily manageable .gif (231K) shown below, and a higher resolution .jpg (18 MB) obtained by clicking on the image credit. For a PC use shift-click and for a Mac use option-shift.

The production of the map is described in a previous web release as well as the following references:

Smith, D.E., M.T. Zuber, H.V. Frey, J.B. Garvin, J.W. Head, D.O. Muhleman, G.H. Pettengill, R.J. Phillips, S.C. Solomon, H.J. Zwally, W.B. Banerdt, T.C. Duxbury, M.P. Golombek, F.G. Lemoine, G.A. Neumann, D.D. Rowlands, O. Aharonson, P.G. Ford, A.B. Ivanov, P.J. McGovern, J.B.Abshire, R.S. Afzal, and X. Sun, Mars Orbiter Laswr Altimeter (MOLA): Experiment summary after the first year of global mapping of Mars, J. Geophys. Res., in press, 2001.


Neumann, G.A., D.D. Rowlands, F.G. Lemoine, D.E. Smith and M.T. Zuber, The crossover analysis of MOLA altimetric data, submitted to J. Geophys. Res., 2000.

MOLA Global Map

Global topography of Mars from MOLA. (Image Credit: MOLA Science Team)

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