Cook, C., Barnes, J.W., Kattenhorn, S.A., Hurford, T., Radebaugh, J. (2012)
Global patterns of tectonism on Titan from mountain ranges
GSA Abstracts with Programs, 44 (7), 328, Paper #131-9.
The maps used in this research were constructed with ArcGIS using a low resolution cylindrical base map raster, layered with higher resolution Cassini Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (VIMS) images and Cassini RADAR swaths from the T3 through T69 flybys. We use RADAR imagery to first map Titan's mountain chains; identifying topographically high surface features by a bright-dark pairing and identifying only mountain chains which are inferred to have been formed through endogenic processes. We then used the data obtained within ArcGIS to construct rose diagrams for mountain chain orientations which were then analyzed and compared with stress models. Lastly, we interpret the geophysical implications of the mountain chains and their orientations in order to present a higher-order picture of tectonism on Titan.
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