Comprehensive global maps depicting the topography of the Martian surface, featuring polar regions. Represented is the digital elevation model (accessible at https://astrogeology.usgs.gov), derived from Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA) data collected by NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) spacecraft (Albee et al., 2001; Smith and Zuber, 1999). The ‘lajolla‘ Scientific color map is used to guarantee precise and color-blind-friendly representation of the data.
- Creator: Fabio Crameri
- This version: 20.11.2023
- 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 references:
Smith, D. E., & Zuber, M. T. (1998). The relationship between MOLA northern hemisphere topography and the 6.1‐Mbar atmospheric pressure surface of Mars. Geophysical Research Letters, 25(24), 4397-4400.
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
- Printable version in CMYK and vector format
- Suitable for light & dark backgrounds
- Perceptually uniform colour map
- Colour-vision deficiency friendly
- Readable in black&white
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