Olympus Mons, Mars- in Detail
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 Roger Weller, geology instructor
(
wellerr@cochise.edu)   
 last edited:  2/21/18    
number of views:  200  
 
                    
 vertical view of Olympus Mons
 
 
 Photo courtesy of NASA and JPL
                         
 
A Detailed Examination of Olympus Mons using Google Mars
   
Olympus Mons on Mars has the reputation of being the largest volcano in the
Solar System.  It is more than 400 miles wide at its base and towers 13 miles
above the surrounding area.

     This photographic study of the geologic features of Olympus Mons contains
several hundred views obtained entirely from Google Mars.
 

categories

 
overview

 
calderas at top of Olympus Mons  (66)

functional


lava flow channels on the flanks of Olympus Mons


escarpment at the base of Olympus Mons

 

base flows around Olympus Mons


lobate lava flows surrounding Olympus Mons
 (62)
functional


sinuous lava channels surrounding Olympus Mons 
(62)
functional


fissures and fractures affecting Olympus Mons


wind patterns and yardang fields in the surrounding sulci areas


slope lineae in the Olympus Mons area



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