Distribution Patterns of Martian Chaos Landforms
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Roger Weller, geology instructor ( wellerr@cochise.edu  )
last edited:  6/5/15    


types of features in this study
 
   
 
Chaos features are large areas where surface materials have been
  fractured and then eroded by flows.

examples

  Hydraotes Chaos
  width of view- 260 kilometers

 

  Arsinoes Chaos
  width of view- 335 kilometers
 


  Pyrrhae Chaos
  width of view- 158 kilometers
 


planetary distribution patterns of chaos features
 
 Mars centered at 0 degrees longitude



same view in diagram format



Mars centered at 180 degrees latitude
 


same view in diagram format



mars centered at -23 degrees West to show maximum density of chaos features



same view in diagram format



discussion