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Geologic map of the Snegurochka Planitia quadrangle (V-1), Venus

Scientific Investigations Map 3178

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Abstract

The Snegurochka Planitia region is a predominantly low-lying terrain that covers the north polar region of Venus, extending from lat 75° N. to 90° N. and from long 0° E. to 360° E. The plains associated with Snegurochka Planitia abut the highlands of Metis Mons to the south from approximately long 240° E. to 300° E. (V–6) and the highlands of Ishtar Terra to the south from approximately long 300° E. to 60° E. (Lakshmi Planum, V–7; Fortuna Tessera, V–2). The plains of Louhi Planitia also lie within the V–1 region and form the northern border with the highlands of Tethus Regio from approximately long 60° E. to 120° E. (V–3 Meskhent Tessera) and with the lowlands of both Atalanta Planitia (V–4) and the nearby deformed region containing a series of ridged belts (V–5, Pandrosos Dorsa) from approximately long 120° E. to 240° E. The plains generally lie between +500 m and -500 m of the mean planetary radius (MPR) of 6051.8 km, with the highest terrain in the region, the northernmost extent of Ishtar Terra (Itzpapalotl Tessera, lat 75° N., long ~315° E.), rising more than 6.4 km above MPR.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Geologic map of the Snegurochka Planitia quadrangle (V-1), Venus
Series title:
Scientific Investigations Map
Series number:
3178
Year Published:
2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Astrogeology Science Center
Description:
ii, 28 p.; ill.; maps; Map: 1 Sheet: 60 x 42 inches; TXT Download of Readme; Metadata Folder; ZIP Download of GIS Database
Other Geospatial:
Venus;Snegurochka Planitia Quadrangle
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
Y