The University of Texas Institute for Geophysics is sponsoring the SHARAD/MARSIS Data Users’ Workshop on March 16 (the day before the 45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference) from 3-7 p.m.
This workshop will be in the “Cochran’s Crossing” room at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, The Woodlands, Texas.
It is hosted by the SHARAD and MARSIS science teams, by the Radar Lab in the DIET Dept. at Sapienza University of Rome, and by the PDS Geosciences Node.
Radar sounding data from the SHARAD instrument on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) and the MARSIS instrument on Mars Express have provided a wealth of information on the near-subsurface of Mars. This workshop will:
- Provide an introduction to the data (radargrams) in both digital and image formats
- Explain how to locate the data on the planet
- Explain how to distinguish subsurface returns from surface clutter and how to choose observations that minimize clutter
- Explain how to convert time-delay results to depth, and to make depth-converted radargrams
- Discuss ionospheric distortion and strategies for mitigation
- Discuss various versions of radargrams and where they may be obtained
- Show how you, too, can process SHARAD data through a user-friendly Web interface
- Discuss various tools and software packages for mapping subsurface reflectors
- Explain how you, too, can target SHARAD over your favorite Martian feature
Through courtesy of UTIG, there is no registration fee, but attendees are being asked to register for the event using an online form located here. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided to the participants.