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MRO: SHARAD 3D Radar Images

October 15, 2021. The first SHARAD 3D radar data are released. See errata.txt for more information.

This archive contains three-dimensional volumes of radar sounding data for Mars collected by the SHARAD instrument on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The data were generated by Nathaniel Putzig, Planetary Science Institute, and funded by the NASA Mars Data Analysis Program (MDAP).

Data Set Citation: Putzig, N. E., Foss II, F. J., Campbell, B. A., Perry, M. R., Phillips, R. J., Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Shallow Radar 3D Data, MRO-M-SHARAD-5-3D-V1.0, NASA Planetary Data System, 2021.

Direct Access to Archive Contents Online

Root Directory - Start here for access to the entire volume. 

AAREADME.TXT - Introduction to the archive. Read this first.
VOLDESC.CAT - Description of the volume contents for the PDS catalog.
ERRATA.TXT - Comments and errata concerning the archive.

BROWSE Directory - Directory containing the browse images. See the file BROWINFO.TXT for details.

CATALOG Directory - Directory containing PDS catalog objects. See the file CATINFO.TXT for details.

DATA Directory - Directory containing 3D data products as binary 32-bit floating-point 3D arrays.

DOCUMENT Directory - Directory containing relevant documents. See the file DOCINFO.TXT for details.

INDEX Directory - Directory containing index files. See the file INDXINFO.TXT for additional details.

EXTRAS Directory - Directory containing ancillary material that may be useful but is not required for the understanding of the archive. The contents of this directory are described in EXTRINFO.TXT.

  • ANIMATIONS - Subdirectory containing MP4 movies of 3D volumes.
  • SEG-Y - Subdirectory containing versions of the data products in SEG-Y format.
  • SOFTWARE - Subdirectory containing software demonstrating how to read the data products.
  • SURFACE - Subdirectory containing SHARAD and MOLA composite surface maps.


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