Theoretical Background
  • Relative roughness mapping
  • Calibration to physical roughness parameters
Application Using
  • HRSC
  • CTX
  • HiRISE
Landing Sites
Scientific Applications
  • Slope Streaks
  • Hebes Chasma
  • Flows on Mars
Contact us

This project is funded by the Mars Data Analysis Program (MDAP)

Surface roughness at sub-meter scales remaines unresolved even at the highest available 0.3m/pixel resolution of HiRISE , and is yet a fundamental surface property of the Martian surface and a pivotal consideration in the planning stages of lander missions to Mars.  This website offers support for researchers interested in using the 'two-look' roughness approach described in Mushkin & Gillespie (2005, 2006) to map fine scale surface roughness on Mars.

Surface roughness at Spirits landing site in Gusev crater.

W. M. Keck Remote Sensing and Planetary Sciences Laboratory
    Department of Earth and Space Sciences
    University of Washington

    Box 351310
    Seattle, WA  98195