Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Martian and Venerian Oceans

There is a website with two related maps. These are built using the Magellan data and the Mars orbiter laser altimeters. The java applet allows you to move the ocean depth up and down. My personal preference is for a +350 meters on the Martian Oceans because it connects the Argyre Sea with the Boreal Ocean and makes a very impressive and isolated island of Elysium. I would also choose about +2000 m for the Venerian Oceans. Those are VERY shallow oceans on Venus.

The sites are here for Mars and here for Venus.

This stemmed from a conversation on Usenet on SHWI.

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