Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms

2015 Edition
| Editors: Henrik Hargitai, Ákos Kereszturi

Striped Terrain

  • Henrik Hargitai
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3134-3_549

Definition

Periodic and constant width, parallel to subparallel continuous and discontinuous lineaments or ridges on Mars, which may or may not show discernable aligned boulders.

Synonyms

Aligned/organized boulders (Banks et al. 2008); Corduroy texture (Malin and Edgett 2001);  Lineated basketball terrain;  Lineated boulder piles; Organized stripes (Mellon et al. 2008); Slope stripes and striated soils (Mangold 2005)

Subtypes by Setting

  1. (1)

    Hillslope stripes occur between 55° and 75° N/S, on the same zone as high-latitude polygons. Transition from regular polygonal or circular pattern to periodic stripes on ∼5° to 7° gradient hillslopes was observed on MOC images (Mangold 2005 and references therein) (Fig. 1a). This texture is referred to as wrinkled by Kostama et al. (2003). No stripe-forming organized boulders are visible at HiRISE resolution (Fig. 1b, c).

    Gallagher et al. (2011) identified clastic stripes in HiRISE images in and around Heimdal crater. In clastic stripes, parallel...

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References

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NASA Ames Research Center/NPPMoffett FieldUSA