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Terrestrial analogs of the hellespontus dunes, Mars

Icarus

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Abstract

Geomorphic features in the Hellespontus region, Mars, were compared with dunes of the crescentic ridge type in numerous terrestrial sand seas quantitatively by dimensional analysis of dune lengths, widths, and wavelengths. Mean values for the Hellespontus dunes are close to mean values derived from measurements of all sampled terrestrial sand seas. Terrestrial analogs of form and areal distribution of the Hellespontus dunes are shown by comparison of scale ratios derived from the measurements. Dunes of similar form occur in South West Africa, in Pakistan, in the southeastern Arabian peninsula, in the Sahara, in eastern USSR and northern China, and in western North America. Terrestrial analogs closest to form and areal distribution of the Hellespontus dunes are in the Kara Kum Desert, Turkmen SSR, and in the Ala Shan (Gobi) Desert, China. ?? 1977.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Terrestrial analogs of the hellespontus dunes, Mars
Series title:
Icarus
Volume
30
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1977
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
326
Last page:
340
Number of Pages:
15