Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms

2015 Edition
| Editors: Henrik Hargitai, Ákos Kereszturi

Reticulate Terrain (Mars, Hellas)

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3134-3_313


A complex network of interconnected rectilinear ridges that is associated with the  banded terrain and  honeycomb terrain (Moore and Wilhelms 2001; El Maarry et al 2012).


These ridges in particular in NW Hellas are tens of meters thick and form polygonal patterns that are on average 100 m wide (Fig. 1).
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  1. El Maarry MR, Thomas N, Pommerol A (2012) Banded terrain and associated geology at the NW of Hellas Basin, Mars. 43rd Lunar Planet Sci Conf, abstract #2653, HoustonGoogle Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Physikalisches InstitutBern UniversitätBernSwitzerland