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ISPRS 2003 Topography of Io: Methods to Mapping Local and Regional Geology
On such a volcanically active world as Io, topography is especially important for understanding lava emplacement, mountain formation, internal dynamics, and volcanic history. Previously we have described our efforts to map Io’s topography at large and small scales. This report is motivated by several new developments, the most important of which are significant upgrades to our stereo topographic mapping software and the successful application of shape-from-shading (photoclinometry, PC) techniques to Io’s photometrically complex surface. Here we summarize these developments and the topographic observations and resulting elevation maps of volcanic features completed to date.
- P. M. Schenk, R. R. Wilson
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- 14 May 2012
- 9 July 2013
- Geospatial Data Presentation Form