K. B. Newcomer's scientific contributions

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We present a proposed technique for identifying martian caves using THEMIS infrared images.


... Cave entrances typically appear as warm features in thermal imagery acquired at night and cool features in midday imagery (e.g., [1,36,47,48]) because cave entrances are generally characterized by smaller diurnal temperature changes than the surrounding surface rock. Deep interior cave temperatures are typically stable (e.g., [49,50]) due to diurnal surface temperatures, which are dampened via thermal conduction of the geologic substrate [51,52]. ...