Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms

2015 Edition
| Editors: Henrik Hargitai, Ákos Kereszturi

Seasonal Cap Spring Sublimation-Related Phenomena (Mars)

  • Ganna Portyankina
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3134-3_554


Processes resulting in features that show up on in the presence of the seasonal layer of frost and then disappear when the terrain becomes ice-free (Hansen et al. 2012).


On dunes:  Dark dune features. In non-dune terrains:  Araneiform (radially organized channels)  Seasonal polar fan-shaped deposits (Mars).


  1. Hansen CJ, Byrne S, Portyankina G, Bourke M et al (2012) Observations of the northern seasonal polar cap on Mars: I. Spring sublimation activity and processes. Icarus. doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2012.09.024Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space PhysicsUniversity of Colorado BoulderBoulderUSA