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Bedrock and structural geologic maps of eastern Candor Sulci, western Ceti Mensa, and southeastern Ceti Mensa, Candor Chasma, Valles Marineris region of Mars

Scientific Investigations Map 3359

Prepared for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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https://doi.org/10.3133/sim3359

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Abstract

This map product contains a set of three 1:18,000-scale maps showing the geology and structure of study areas in the western Candor Chasma region of Valles Marineris, Mars. These maps are part of an informal series of large-scale maps and map-based topical studies aimed at refining current understanding of the geologic history of western Candor Chasma. The map bases consist of digital elevation models and orthorectified images derived from High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) data. These maps are accompanied by geologic cross sections, colorized elevation maps, and cutouts of HiRISE images showing key superposition relations. Also included in this product is a Correlation of Map Units that integrates units across all three map areas, as well as an integrated Description of Map Units and an integrated Explanation of Map Symbols. The maps were assembled using ArcGIS software produced by Environmental Systems Research Institute (http://www.esri.com). The ArcGIS projects and databases associated with each map are included online as supplemental data.

Suggested Citation

Okubo, C.H., and Gaither, T.A., 2017, Bedrock and structural geologic maps of eastern Candor Sulci, western Ceti Mensa, and southeastern Ceti Mensa, Candor Chasma, Valles Marineris region of Mars: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3359, pamphlet 12 p., scale 1:18,000, https://doi.org/10.3133/sim3359.

ISSN: 2329-132X (online)

ISSN: 2329-1311 (print)

Table of Contents

Pamphlet Contents

  • Introduction
  • Background 
  • Map Base and Data
  • Methodology
  • Age Determinations
  • Geologic History
  • Eastern Candor Sulci
  • Southeastern Ceti Mensa
  • Western Ceti Mensa
  • Regional History
  • References Cited

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Bedrock and structural geologic maps of eastern Candor Sulci, western Ceti Mensa, and southeastern Ceti Mensa, Candor Chasma, Valles Marineris region of Mars
Series title:
Scientific Investigations Map
Series number:
3359
DOI:
10.3133/sim3359
Year Published:
2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Astrogeology Science Center
Description:
2 Sheets: 46.89 x 39.22 inches and 43.00 x 51.70 inches; Pamphlet: i, 12 p.; GIS files; Basemaps; Metadata
Online Only (Y/N):
N