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Metadata Updated: December 6, 2023

Abstract ======== The MESSENGER MDIS DEMs are derived products. A DEM is a gridded (raster) product that records elevation values of a given terrain in each pixel. Corresponding metadata include map projection information so pixels can be associated with latitude and longitude. Values are measured relative to the planetary geoid reference radius of 2,439.4 km (i.e. elevation). Generally, the MESSENGER DEM products described here are derived from MESSENGER MDIS image data. The DEMs are typically derived using stereo photogrammetry (i.e., stereo pairs or sets) techniques. The primary PDS product is a DEM provided in both PDS image (.IMG) and JPEG 2000 (.JP2) format files. Associated with some of the DEM products is a list of lower-level MDIS products provided either as an accompanying table (.TAB) file or as text (.TXT) files in the EXTRAS directory.

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Metadata Created Date January 31, 2023
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023
Data Update Frequency irregular

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Harvested from NASA Data.json

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date January 31, 2023
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023
Publisher National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Identifier urn:nasa:pds:context_pds3:data_set:data_set.mess-h-mdis-5-dem-elevation-v1.0_degk-w62r
Data First Published 2021-05-21
Data Last Modified 2023-01-26
Category Earth Science
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency irregular
Bureau Code 026:00
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Harvest Object Id a9b80410-4ff2-43de-b817-ca97f5114a7c
Harvest Source Id 58f92550-7a01-4f00-b1b2-8dc953bd598f
Harvest Source Title NASA Data.json
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Program Code 026:005
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Source Hash 58ec347c20846ab159ef9f64eabfda89f1ed7768f88adb85870ee0c08f79bdf6
Source Schema Version 1.1

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