Lobate Plains (Venus)

  • Mikhail IvanovEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-9213-9_490-1


Material unit on Venus, having morphologically smooth surfaces that are occasionally disturbed by a few extensional features related to rift zones, and characterized by their nonuniform radar albedo pattern consisting of numerous bright and dark flow-like features.


The flows of lobate plains can be as long as several hundred kilometers and tens of kilometers wide (Fig. 1).


Lava Flow Rift Zone Tectonic Feature Shield Volcano Material Unit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Vernadsky Institute, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia