Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms

2015 Edition
| Editors: Henrik Hargitai, Ákos Kereszturi

Sulcus, Sulci

  • Henrik Hargitai
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3134-3_354

A descriptor term used in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Definition

Subparallel furrows and ridges (IAU Gazetteer 2014).

Previous Definitions

A complex area of subparallel furrows and ridges (Müller and Jappel 1977, p. 362).

Origin of Term

Groove, Latin.

History of Nomenclature

Introduced in 1976 (Müller and Jappel 1977).

See Also

References

  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 Universities for Research in AstronomyGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NASA Ames Research Center/NPPMoffett FieldUSA