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https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-22-713-2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-22-713-2015
Research article
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30 Nov 2015
Research article |  | 30 Nov 2015

Universal multifractal Martian topography

F. Landais, F. Schmidt, and S. Lovejoy

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In the present study, we investigate the scaling properties of the topography of Mars. Planetary topographic fields are well known to exhibit (mono)fractal behavior. Indeed, fractal formalism is efficient in reproducing the variability observed in topography. Our results suggest a multifractal behavior from the planetary scale down to 10 km. From 10 km to 300 m, the topography seems to be simple monofractal.