Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms

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Ridged Plains (Venus)

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3134-3_312

Definition

Materials of ridged plains (pr) have the morphology of lava plains that are often deformed by broad (5–10 km wide) and long (several tens of kilometers) linear and curvilinear ridges (Fig. 1). The radar backscatter cross-section of ridged plains is noticeably higher than that of the surrounding regional plains (McGill and Campbell 2006) but typically lower than that of tessera and densely lineated plains.
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Vernadsky Institute, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia