Banded Terrain (Mars, Hellas)

  • Mohamed Ramy El-Maarry
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-9213-9_11-2

Definition

Terrain in northwestern Hellas Basin characterized by “long, often thin, adjacent ribbons up to several kilometers long which change orientation and warp (Fig. 1), often in response to local topography” (Thomas et al. 2010; El Maarry et al. 2012).

Keywords

Convection Cell Salt Diapir Lower Elevation Area Proglacial Lake Aeolian Erosion 
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References

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Space Research & Planetary SciencesUniversity of BernBernSwitzerland