Mars terraforming

Theoretical terraforming Mars using scientific colormaps of Crameri (2018) highlighting the planet’s surface dichotomy. The animation shows the digital elevation model (available from https://astrogeology.usgs.gov) based on Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter data (MOLA; Smith et al. 1999) obtained on NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) spacecraft (Albee et al. 2001).

  • High-res GIF and video formats
  • Light and dark background versions
  • Perceptually uniform colour map (but unequal representation below and above zero level)
  • Colour-vision deficiency friendly
  • Readable in black&white

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