Preprint of upcoming MGS MOC paper for the Journal of Geophysical Research Special Issue on the results of Mars Global Surveyor

Press Release From: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2001

Later this year, the American Geophysical Union (AGU) will publish a special issue of the Journal of Geophysical Research that features results from the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Primary Mission.

We present here a pre-publication copy ( of the text and 137 illustrations from the scientific paper summarizing the MGS Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) operations and high resolution imaging results. The article describes how the MOC instrument was operated between the time it was launched in Novebmer 1996, through the end of the Primary Mission in January 2001. The figures are taken from all phases of the mission, and illustrate the range of landforms observed by MOC, including polar caps, volcanoes, layers, gullies, and dunes.

Readers should be aware that this paper and its figures are ©2001 by the American Geophysical Union (Paper number 2000JE001455). In addition, we found a few errors in the galley proofs, which means that the text presented here is slightly different in some places relative to the final version that will be published in the coming months. Readers should also note that the 137 figures have been reduced in size to fit 8.5"x11" pages, and the file in which they occur is VERY large---nearly 62 MBytes.

This work may be referenced as follows:

Malin, M. C., and K. S. Edgett, The Mars Global Surveyor Mars Orbiter Camera: Interplanetary Cruise through Primary Mission, J. Geophys. Res., in press, 2001.

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