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              Mars- Mawrth Vallis  
           
        Dunes in High Resolution Strip
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In addition to the light-colored mineral deposits located in the
high resolution strip there is also a large number of small, dark-colored dunes.
 
     Here is a map of some of the dune locations.  There are thousands
of dunes in this area.  Most of the dunes range in size from 30 feet in
length to 300 feet.
 


 
The dunes can be roughly separated into 5 major types:

   
 attached dunes that are lodged up to topographic high features
    
wandering dunes that are isolated from other dunes
    
sets of parallel dunes
    
complex dunes
    
ripple dunes in dark-filled "lake" craters
    
    
Example of attached dunes
link to collection of examples of attached dunes  (7 views)
 
 
 

Example of wandering dunes
link to collection of examples of wandering dunes  (6 views)
 


Example of a set of parallel dunes
link to collection of examples of parallel sets of dunes   (7 views)
 


Example of complex dunes
link to collection of examples of complex dunes   (7 views)
 



Example of ripples in dark-filled craters
link to collection of examples of ripple dunes  (7 views)
 


                         
 Also visit: Cochise College Mars Landforms , Mars Explored, 
           and
Cochise College Geology Home Page
                                                   
 Roger Weller, geology instructor (wellerr@cochise.edu  last edited:  10/27/15

      All views were derived from Google Mars and were originally obtained from
the  United States Geological Survey (USGS), jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
and the University of Arizona.

 
 
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