Radar subsurface sounding over the putative frozen sea in Cerberus Palus, Mars

R. Orosei, M. Cartacci, A. Cicchetti, R. Noschese, L. Marinangeli, C. Federico, A. Frigeri, E. Pettinelli, E. Flamini, R. J. Phillips, J. W. Holt, G. Picardi, R. Seu, J. J. Plaut

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Abstract

The area of Mars known as Cerberus Palus, suspected of harboring a frozen body of water, has been observed by the two subsurface sounding radar MARSIS and SHARAD. SHARAD data reveal subsurface interfaces at depths ranging from ∼50 m to ∼150 m which could be interpreted as either the bottom of an ice sheet lying over bedrock, or an interface between two lava flows. Echoes have been analyzed to estimate the dielectric properties of the surface layer, and results favor the interpretation that no ice is present in the area.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th Internarional Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, GPR 2010
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 17 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event13th Internarional Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, GPR 2010 - Lecce, Italy
Duration: Jun 21 2010Jun 25 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 13th Internarional Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, GPR 2010

Conference

Conference13th Internarional Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, GPR 2010
CountryItaly
CityLecce
Period6/21/106/25/10

Keywords

  • Dielectric permittivity
  • Ground penetrating radar
  • Ice
  • Lava flow
  • Loss tangent
  • Mars

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Communication

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    Orosei, R., Cartacci, M., Cicchetti, A., Noschese, R., Marinangeli, L., Federico, C., Frigeri, A., Pettinelli, E., Flamini, E., Phillips, R. J., Holt, J. W., Picardi, G., Seu, R., & Plaut, J. J. (2010). Radar subsurface sounding over the putative frozen sea in Cerberus Palus, Mars. In Proceedings of the 13th Internarional Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, GPR 2010 [5550143] (Proceedings of the 13th Internarional Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, GPR 2010). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICGPR.2010.5550143