Distribution Patterns of Martian Craters
                         with Patterned Floors
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Roger Weller, geology instructor ( wellerr@cochise.edu  )
last edited:  6/5/15 

 
types of features in this study
 
    
There are more than 400 craters on Mars that display crater floors
 with complicated patterns.


examples of Martian craters with cracked floors
 
 
crater diameter- 20.5 kilometers



  crater diameter- 17 kilometers



 
crater diameter- 9.7 kilometers


 
 
crater diameter- 17 kilometers


planetary distribution of craters with patterned floors

4 views rotating around the planet
Mars centered at 0 degrees longitude (North is at top.)


Mars centered at 90 East latitude


 
Mars centered at 180 degrees latitude

 

  Mars centered at 90 degrees west


     Definitely, these craters with patterned floors are restricted to two belts; one at approximately
45 degrees North and the other belt at 45 degrees south.


 
view of the North pole


view of tipped North pole


view of South pole


view of South pole tipped


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