The moon and the planets

, Volume 22, Issue 2, pp 211–219 | Cite as

Contribution to the structural interpretation of the Valles Marineris-Noctis Labyrinthus-Claritas Fossae regions of Mars

  • Philippe Masson


An inventory of tectonic trends observed in the MC 17 (Phoenicis Lacus) and MC 18 (Coprates) Mars quadrangles, has been constructed on the basis of Mariner 9 and Viking Orbiter images, with regard to their structural significance within the martian history. A scenario for the principal periods and their mechanisms, is proposed with regard to the uplift of the Tharsis Montes-Syria Planum dome.


Orbiter Image Structural Significance Structural Interpretation Tectonic Trend Viking Orbiter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philippe Masson
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  1. 1.Laboratoire de Géologie Dynamique InterneUniversité Paris-SudOrsayFrance

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