The Geosciences Node archives Earth-based data sets
that have relevance to planetary studies.
Photographs taken in February 1976 by Drs. Ronald
Greeley and James Iversen during field research at
Amboy Crater in the Mojave Desert
of southeastern California were digitized. (PDS4)
is the Geological Remote Sensing Field Experiment
conducted in the southwestern United States in 1989 to
provide a variety of data sets for testing the modeling
of planetary surfaces.
Laboratory-based data sets include Mars soil
analog measurements from the Bloomsburg University
Goniometer (BUG), Mars analog handlens-scale images
and measurements of samples from various field
locations, and data acquired from thin sections created
from a suite of experimentally shocked plagioclase
The Wallops/GSFC Airborne Topographic Mapper (ATM)
obtained LIDAR observations of explosion craters over
Nevada Test Site.
Pre-Magellan data collection was assembled in
advance of the 1990 Magellan mission to Venus to provide
relevant radar and gravity data for comparison to
Magellan data. It includes some Earth-based data sets.