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Preliminary findings from geological mapping of the Hokusai (H5) quadrangle of Mercury

Wright, J.; Rothery, D. A.; Balme, M. R. and Conway, S. J. (2016). Preliminary findings from geological mapping of the Hokusai (H5) quadrangle of Mercury. In: 47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2016), article no. 2067.

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Quadrangle geological maps from Mariner 10 data cover 45% of the surface of Mercury at 1:5M scale. Orbital MESSENGER data, which cover the entire planetary surface, can now be used to produce finer scale geological maps, including regions unseen by Mariner 10.
Hokusai quadrangle (0–90° E; 22.5–66° N) is in the hemisphere unmapped by Mariner 10. It contains prominent features which are already being studied, including: Rachmaninoff basin, volcanic vents within and around Rachmaninoff, much of the Northern Plains and abundant wrinkle ridges. Its northern latitude makes it a prime candidate for regional geological mapping since compositional and topographical data, as well as Mercury Dual Imaging System (MDIS) data, are available for geological interpretation. This work aims to produce a map at 1:2M scale, compatible with other new quadrangle maps and to complement a global map now in progress.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Geological Mapping of the Planet MercuryST/N50421X/1Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
Keywords: Mercury; geology; mapping; quadrangle
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Physical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 45361
Depositing User: Jack Wright
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2016 14:24
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2020 03:36
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