Mars - Landforms                               
sponsored by  Cochise College  

Roger Weller, geology instructor ( wellerr@cochise.edu )
last edited:  7/8/15    

Source of photos: NASA, USGS, JPL, University of Arizona,
ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G.Neukum), Google Earth-Mars option 

Also visit: Mars Explored and 
Cochise College Geology Home Page

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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  (66)
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)