Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms

2015 Edition
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Circumferential Lineament System (Venus)

  • Richard E. Ernst
  • Eric B. Grosfils
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3134-3_50


A set of graben, fissures, and related fractures with an arcuate to circular distribution. Most often defines part or all of a  corona rim (Fig. 1) but also occurs in association with calderas and at the margins of some unclassified downsag features.
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Earth SciencesCarleton UniversityOttawaCanada
  2. 2.Geology DepartmentPomona CollegeClaremontUSA