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, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp 412–447 | Cite as

Lunar rilles and Hawaiian volcanic features: Possible analogues

  • D. P. Cruikshank
  • C. A. Wood
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Abstract

In this paper we consider the origin of rilles on the lunar maria, both sinuous and those having straight line segments, from the point of view of lava tubes formed in surface lava flows, and also in terms of collapses along active fissures. Terrestrial examples of tube formation and collapse, as well as the large-scale collapse of a chain of craters built over an active fissure were observed on the Island of Hawaii by the writers and serve as the basis of comparison with lunar topography shown on Orbiter photographs of the Moon. We also consider the origin of apparent flow channels on steep slopes on the Moon, and conclude that these are often related to early stages in the formation of covered lava tubes.

Keywords

Line Segment Steep Slope Flow Channel Tube Formation Straight Line Segment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. P. Cruikshank
    • 1
  • C. A. Wood
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for AstronomyUniversity of HawaiiHonoluluUSA
  2. 2.Lunar and Planetary LaboratoryUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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