Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms

2015 Edition
| Editors: Henrik Hargitai, Ákos Kereszturi

Scopulus, Scopuli

  • Henrik Hargitai
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3134-3_329

A descriptor term used in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.


Lobate or irregular scarp (Müller and Jappel 1977, p. 362; IAU Gazetteer 2014).

Origin of Term

Rock, cliff, Latin.

History of Nomenclature

Introduced in 1976 (Müller and Jappel 1977). To date, assigned to Martian features only.

See Also


  1. IAU Gazetteer (2014) Gazetter of planetary nomenclature. International astronomical union working group for planetary system nomenclature. http://planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov/
  2. Müller E, Jappel A (1977) Proceedings of the 16th general assembly 1976. Transactions of the IAU vol XVI B. Association of University for research in astronomyGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NASA Ames Research Center/NPPMoffett FieldUSA