Mars-Landforms  
Cochise College 
Geology Home Page
Mars Geology
Roger Weller, geology instructor
(
wellerr@cochise.edu)    3/28/18
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Source of photos: NASA, USGS, JPL, University of Arizona,
ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G.Neukum), Google Earth-Mars option 

types of surface features


Albedo Variations  (8)
Blowouts  (2)
Canyons  (5)
Catena (pit crater chain)  (34)

Chaos (broken terrain) (21)
Chasma (large channels)  (7)  
Colles (hills or knobs)  (4)   
Craters (meteorite impact structures)  (277)
Dark Flow Streaks  (59)
Dark Spots  (15)
Dikes  (7)
Dunes  (65)
Dust-Devil Trails (32)
Erosional Aprons  (21)
Fingerprint Topography  (6)
Fissures  (25)
Flow Features  (63)
Fossa/Fossae (long and narrow depressions)  (29)
Fractured Topography  (16)
Frost  (6)
Graben (large tension features) (26)
Lava Flows  (65)
Layers of Rock  (69)
Landslides (59)
Planitia (plains) (4)                                                                                      
Patera/Paterae (complex collapsed shields)  (20)
Polygonal Mounds  (13)
Polygonal Ridges  (4)
Mensa/Mensae (mountains with flat tops - mesas) (20)
Mons/Montes (mountains) (11)   
Scopulus/Scopuli  (2)
Sinuous Rilles  (5)      
Sulcus/Sulci (long shallow trenches)  (2)
Teardrop Flow Patterns  (19) 
Terra/Terrae  (1)
Tholus/Tholi (domes)  (10)
Valles/Vallis (valleys)  (50)
White Deposits  (51)
Wind Eroded Features  (19)
Wind Streaks (24)
Wrinkle Ridges  (18)
Yardangs  (10)


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