Spatio-temporal level variations of the Martian Seasonal South Polar Cap

Published: 10 September 2021| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/z59b9nd6s9.1
Contributors:
Haifeng Xiao,
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Description

Products and codes for visualization from Xiao et al. (2021, submitted to GRL) titled "Spatio-temporal level variations of the Martian Seasonal South Polar Cap from co-registration of MOLA profiles". Folder "SP_topography_from_self_registration_of_MOLA_profiles" contains the reference DTM from the self-registration of the reprocessed MOLA profiles from 60°S to 90°S in GeoTiff format, and the bash script for visualization the topography of the South Pole using GMT6.1. Folder "Tempoal_level_variation_at_grid_elements" contains temporal level variations of the Martian Seasonal South Polar Cap (SSPC) at each grid element of 10 deg in longitude and 0.5 deg in latitude. Latitude and longitude of the center of the grid element can be calculated using the second and third numbers in each csv file name as Lat = -87 + (2nd_Num-1)*0.5 deg and Lon = (3rd_Num-1)*10 + 5 deg. The label for each csv file is ## ls_binned (solar longitude in deg) ## h_series_binned (the temporal level in m) ## error_h_series_binned (precision measured as the scaled median absolute deviation in m) ## lower_limit (h_series_binned minus error_h_series_binned in m) ## upper_limit (h_series_binned plus error_h_series_binned in m). Folder "SP_topography_from_self_registration_of_MOLA_profiles" contains the sahpefile for the boundary of the Residual South Polar Cap which can be plotted on the map products for reference. Folder "Maximum_level_SSPC" contains the text file with longitude, latitude, maximum level, and the bash script for visualization the maximum level of the SSPC using GMT6.1. Folder "Interannual_peak_level_change_SSPC" contains the text file with longitude, latitude, interannaul peak level change, and the bash script for visualization the interannual level change of the SSPC from Martian Year (MY) 24 to MY25 using GMT6.1. Folder "Bulk_density_map_SSPC" contains the text file with longitude, latitude, bulk density, and the bash script for visualization the spatial distribution of the bulk density of the SSPC using GMT6.1. Folder "Tempoal_level_variation_at_grid_elements" contains the gif animation of the spatio-temporal evolution of the level of the SSPC from MY24 to MY25.

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