PIA04132: Wind-Eroded Terrain

Wind-Eroded Terrain


3 August 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows yardangs, a ridge-and-groove landform produced by wind erosion of a granular, sand-rich bedrock. These are located west-southwest of the volcano, Olympus Mons. Yardangs are common on Mars, especially in the regions west and southwest of Olympus Mons, in southern Amazonis Planitia.

Location near : 14.8°N, 146.6°W
Image width : width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from : lower left
Season : Northern Autumn

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Mars
System Mars
Target Type Planet
Mission Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Instrument Host Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Host Type Orbiter
Instrument Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
Extra Keywords Grayscale, Mountain, Volcano
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2005-08-03
Date in Caption 2005-08-03
Image Credit NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA04132
Identifier PIA04132