Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms

2015 Edition
| Editors: Henrik Hargitai, Ákos Kereszturi

“Drainage Pattern” (Trojan Satellites of Saturn)

  • Henrik Hargitai
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3134-3_636

Definition

Branching patterns of albedo and topography that are somewhat similar to drainage basins, on the Trojan satellites of Saturn (Thomas et al. 2013).

Formation

Formed by long-range downslope transport (Thomas et al. 2013).

Distribution

Hemispheric to regional extent pattern on Helene (Fig. 1), Calypso, and Telesto
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References

  1. Thomas PC, Burns JA, Hedman M, Helfenstein P, Morrison S, Tiscareno MS, Veverka J (2013) The inner small satellites of Saturn: a variety of worlds. Icarus 226(1):999–1019CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NASA Ames Research Center/NPPMoffett FieldUSA