Detailed and accurate global maps depicting the Martian surface topography, showcasing a digital elevation model sourced from Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA) data. This comprehensive model is derived from NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) spacecraft, specifically the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter dataset (Smith et al., 1999). The digital elevation model at https://astrogeology.usgs.gov allows for an in-depth look into the fascinating topographical features of the Martian landscape, as captured by cutting-edge technology on the MGS spacecraft (Albee et al., 2001). The Scientific colour map ‘lajolla‘ is used to represent data accurately and to all readers.
- Creator: Fabio Crameri
- This version: 01.09.2021
- License: Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)
- Specific citation: This graphic by Fabio Crameri adjusted from Crameri et al. (2020) is available via the open-access s-ink.org repository.
- Related reference: Crameri, F., G.E. Shephard, and P.J. Heron (2020), The misuse of colour in science communication, Nature Communications, 11, 5444. doi:10.1038/s41467-020-19160-7
- Alternative map orientation
- Transparent background
- Light & dark background versions
- Perceptually uniform colour map
- Colour-vision deficiency friendly
- Readable in black&white
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