Serpens, [Serpentes]

  • Rebecca Williams
Living reference work entry

A descriptor term used in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature, which is assigned for a type of sinuous ridge on Mars.


“Sinuous feature with segments of positive and negative relief along its length” (IAU 2012).


See Figs. 1, 2, 3, and 4.


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  1. Burr DM, Enga MT, Williams RME, Zimbelman JR, Howard AD, Brennand TA (2009) Pervasive aqueous paleoflow features in the Aeolis/Zephyria Plana region, Mars. Icarus 200:52–76CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. IAU (2012) Descriptor terms (feature types).
  3. Williams RME, Edgett KS (2005) Valleys in the Martian rock record. Lunar Planet Sci XXXVI, abstract #1099, HoustonGoogle Scholar
  4. Williams RME, Irwin RP, Burr DM, Harrison T, McClelland P (2013) Variability in Martian sinuous ridge form: case study of Aeolis Serpens in the Aeolis/Zephyria Plana Region and lessons from the Mirackina Paleoriver, South Australia. Icarus 225(1):308–324CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Planetary Science InstituteTucsonUSA