Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms

2015 Edition
| Editors: Henrik Hargitai, Ákos Kereszturi

Ring Furrow

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3134-3_316


Donut- or torus-shaped depression detected on Mars.


Ring furrows are circular, flat-floored trenches, surrounding a central, flat-topped mesa or plateau (Fig. 1). The internal plateaus are about the same elevation or lower than the plain outside the trench.
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GeographyTexas State UniversitySan MarcosUSA