The Dunes of Mars  
Cochise College 
Geology Home Page
Wind and Deserts
Mars Geology
Roger Weller, geology instructor
(
wellerr@cochise.edu)    3/28/18
 
number of views:   324 
 
 
 

Types of Dunes on Mars
quick, organized access to great views of Martian dunes 
 

barchans  (24)
channel dunes  (31)
complex dunes  (31)
convoluted dunes  (9)
cratered dunes  (4)                                                        
dark-colored dunes  (30)
dark dune "lakes"  (15)
dome dunes  (5)
dune fields  (26)
dunes within craters  (24)
fabric pattern dunes  (8)
light-colored dunes  (4)
linear dune fields  (12)
lingoid dunes  (4)
ripples  (4)
short wiggle dunes  (7)
slope base dunes  (32)                                                           
spike dunes  (19)
star dunes  (2)
superimposed dune sets  (7)
triangular dunes  (9)
unclassified dunes  (15)
weathered dunes  (2)

geology links on Mars dunes
 Mars dunes-USGS
 morphing dunes of Mars
 Martian dunes in formation-NASA
 active dune field- NASA
 barchan dune asymmetry (pdf)
 Mars dunes- abstracts and papers


Photos used in these studies are derived from GoogleEarth-Mars.
Primary sources are USGS/NASA/JPL/ University of Arizona and
ESA/DLR/FU Berlin(G.Neukum).
All photos are 800 pixels wide.
Photos have been digitally enhanced in order to emphasize structures.