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A study of Martian topography by analytic photogrammetry

Blasius, Karl R. (1973) A study of Martian topography by analytic photogrammetry. Journal of Geophysical Research, 78 (20). pp. 4411-4423. ISSN 0148-0227. doi:10.1029/JB078i020p04411.

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Many overlapping pictures, potential data for the construction of topographic maps, were obtained by the television cameras on Mariner 9. An analysis of the sources of error in photogrammetric determinations of relief from these pictures singles out photo resolution as the primary limiting factor. Topographic maps of several Martian surface features, derived by an original analytic scheme, are presented. The observed errors in relief determinations using this technique are in good agreement with the independent error analysis.

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Additional Information:© 1973 American Geophysical Union. Received January 4, 1973; revised March 14, 1973. I am indebted to all the people who combined their efforts to make Mariner Mars 1971 a successful mission. With respect to the work reported in this article, specific acknowledgment for aid must go to L. A. Soderblom and S.S. C. Wu of the U.S. Geological Survey, M. Benesh of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and B. Murray of the California Institute of Technology. The processed pictures used for this work were obtained and studied in a timely fashion only with the cooperation of J. Seidman, A. Schwartz, and J. Soha of JPL and J. J. van der Woude of Caltech.
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Official Citation:Blasius, K. R. (1973), A study of Martian topography by analytic photogrammetry, J. Geophys. Res., 78(20), 4411–4423, doi:10.1029/JB078i020p04411
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