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

 

types of features included in this study

examples


1. grabens

  
   width of view- 40 kilometers

 
  width of view- 90 kilometers

2. fissures

 
  width of view- 150 kilometers

3.  catenae (pit crater chains)
 

 
  width of view- 39 kilometers

4. wrinkle ridges

 

5. long linear flow features

planetary distribution patterns of linear features
 

Mars centered at 90 degrees East (North is at top)



same view in diagram form



Mars centered at -90 degrees West



same view in diagram form



Mars oriented at -113 degrees west to show maximum density of linear features




Mars centered 180 degrees away at 68 degrees East to show minimum density



Contrast between two views is displayed better using diagram formats

Maximum density at -113 degrees West




Minimum density at 68 degrees East



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