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The thickness of radar-bright deposits in Mercury's northern hemisphere from individual Mercury Laser Altimeter tracks

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The thickness of radar-bright deposits in Mercury's northern hemisphere from individual Mercury Laser Altimeter tracks. / Susorney, Hannah C.M.; James, Peter B.; Johnson, Catherine L.; Chabot, Nancy L.; Ernst, Carolyn M; Mazarico, Erwan M.; Neumann, Gregory A.; Kinczyk, Mallory J.

In: Icarus, Vol. 323, 05.2019, p. 40-45.

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Susorney, HCM, James, PB, Johnson, CL, Chabot, NL, Ernst, CM, Mazarico, EM, Neumann, GA & Kinczyk, MJ 2019, 'The thickness of radar-bright deposits in Mercury's northern hemisphere from individual Mercury Laser Altimeter tracks', Icarus, vol. 323, pp. 40-45. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2019.01.016

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Susorney, H. C. M., James, P. B., Johnson, C. L., Chabot, N. L., Ernst, C. M., Mazarico, E. M., ... Kinczyk, M. J. (2019). The thickness of radar-bright deposits in Mercury's northern hemisphere from individual Mercury Laser Altimeter tracks. Icarus, 323, 40-45. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2019.01.016

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Susorney, Hannah C.M. ; James, Peter B. ; Johnson, Catherine L. ; Chabot, Nancy L. ; Ernst, Carolyn M ; Mazarico, Erwan M. ; Neumann, Gregory A. ; Kinczyk, Mallory J. / The thickness of radar-bright deposits in Mercury's northern hemisphere from individual Mercury Laser Altimeter tracks. In: Icarus. 2019 ; Vol. 323. pp. 40-45.

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title = "The thickness of radar-bright deposits in Mercury's northern hemisphere from individual Mercury Laser Altimeter tracks",
abstract = "The discovery of Mercury's radar-bright deposits has expanded our understanding of volatiles in the solar system. Key to deciphering the history and origin of the radar-bright deposits is an estimate of the volume of radar-bright material that in turn requires a measure of the average thickness of the deposits. In this study we investigate changes in topography across radar-bright deposits hosted in flat-floored, complex craters using individual edited Mercury Laser Altimeter (MLA) tracks. We compare the difference in heights of radar-bright regions and non-radar-bright regions of the crater floor and the difference of similarly sized and located regions in non-radar-bright craters and show that the two populations cannot be distinguished. The similarity of topography in these two sets of craters allows an upper limit of 15 m to be placed on the thickness of the radar-bright deposits.",
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