Later this year, the American Geophysical Union (AGU) will publish a special
issue of the Journal of Geophysical Research that features results from the
Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Primary Mission.

We present here a pre-publication copy ( of the text and 137 illustrations
from the scientific paper summarizing the MGS Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
operations and high resolution imaging results. The article describes how
the MOC instrument was operated between the time it was launched in Novebmer
1996, through the end of the Primary Mission in January 2001. The figures
are taken from all phases of the mission, and illustrate the range of
landforms observed by MOC, including polar caps, volcanoes, layers, gullies,
and dunes.

Readers should be aware that this paper and its figures are ©2001 by the
American Geophysical Union (Paper number 2000JE001455). In addition, we
found a few errors in the galley proofs, which means that the text presented
here is slightly different in some places relative to the final version that
will be published in the coming months. Readers should also note that the
137 figures have been reduced in size to fit 8.5″x11″ pages, and the file in
which they occur is VERY large—nearly 62 MBytes.

This work may be referenced as follows:

Malin, M. C., and K. S. Edgett, The Mars Global Surveyor Mars Orbiter
Interplanetary Cruise through Primary Mission, J. Geophys. Res., in press,