Regio, [Regiones]

  • Henrik Hargitai
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-9213-9_292-1

A descriptor term used in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Definition

A large area marked by reflectivity or color distinctions from adjacent areas or a broad geographic region (IAU Gazetteer 2014).

Previous Definition

A large area marked by reflectivity or color distinctions from adjacent areas (Wayman 1980).

Origin of Term

Direction, area on the sky, Latin.

History of Nomenclature

Previously used for albedo features on Mars (Sadler 1958; Dollfus 1960: p. 260). Added in 1979.

See Also

Keywords

Geographic Region Geographical Information Adjacent Area Color Distinction Descriptor Term 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

References

  1. Dollfus A (1960) Sous-Commission de la Nomenclature Martienne. In: Sadler DH (ed) Proceedings of the 10 general assembly. Transactions of the IAU, vol X. Cambridge University Press, London/New York, pp 259–262Google Scholar
  2. IAU Gazetteer (2014) Gazetteer of planetary nomenclature. International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN). http://planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov/DescriptorTerms
  3. Sadler DH (ed) (1958) Proceedings of the 10th general assembly. Transactions of the IAU, vol X B. Cambridge University Press [cited by IAU Gazetteer (2014)]Google Scholar
  4. Wayman P (ed) (1980) Proceedings of the 17th General Assembly. Transactions of the IAU, XVII B. D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, HollandGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Planetary Science Research Group, Institute of Geography and Earth SciencesEötvös Loránd UniversityBudapestHungary