Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms

2015 Edition
| Editors: Henrik Hargitai, Ákos Kereszturi

Rubble Piles on Patterned Ground (Mars)

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3134-3_16

Definition

Polygonal patterned ground with localized collections of rocks and boulders (Levy et al. 2008b; Mellon et al. 2008).

Category

Related Terms

Basketball texture/terrain: a resolution-dependent descriptive term that describes terrains reminiscent of the texture of a basketball at MOC resolution on Mars (Fig. 1) (Malin and Edgett 2001); Rubble pile terrain (Mellon et al. 2008).
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NASA Ames Research Center/NPPMoffett FieldUSA