Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms

2015 Edition
| Editors: Henrik Hargitai, Ákos Kereszturi

Ridged Band (Europa)

  • Henrik Hargitai
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3134-3_311


A band complex that is composed of lineations (ridges and troughs) running subparallel to band margins on Europa (Prockter and Patterson 2009).


A type of  lineated band on Europa.


Lineated band (Figuerdo and Greeley 2004), not recommended


Stempel et al. (2005) term “ridged band” refers to  faulted bands.


Lineations run parallel to margins. Generally no central trough is present (Prockter and Patterson 2009) (Fig. 1). Ridged band complexes may be up to 60 km wide.
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NASA Ames Research Center/NPPMoffett FieldUSA