To have attended the lectures of 'Planetary Geology'
Learn the tool to find, understand and process the data necessary to realize a planetary geological map.
Learn the technical as well as the scientific tools to realize a planetary geological map.
Browsing planetary data archive;
data processing for GIS ingestion;
concepts for planetary geological mapping;
realization of a geological map.
PDS Geosciences Node Orbital Data Explorer (ODE): footprint and data search.
Data processing: ISIS (Integrated Software for Imagers and Spectrometers).
Installation and basic commands; examples of data processing with different missions.
Cartography. Nomenclature. Coordinate systems and projections.
DEM production: NASA AMES Stereo Pipeline.
Installation and basic commands; data selection for stereo processing; examples of data processing with different missions.
Planetary cartography protocols.
Peculiarity of Planetary Geological Mapping: different resolution; geological mapping vs geomorphological mapping. Scale of work.
Realization of a geological map.
Accessory Information: Geological sections; Stratigraphic schemes; Crater counting.
Planetary Geology, 2018
Editors: Rossi, Angelo Pio, van Gasselt, Stephan (Eds.)
Classroom-taught lecture for the basic principles. Practical exercises with the realization of a cartographic project from the data selection phase up to the geological map preparation.
Geological Mapping project.
Presentation of the results including methods and explanation of the geology of the study area: mapped units description, stratigraphic relations, evolution of the depositional environments through time.