Deformation Belt (Venus)
Description, Units, and Interpretation
Ridges or Ridge belts (see Ridged Plains) composed of parallel ridges, each a few hundred meters in elevation. Typical fold spacings are 5–10 km (Squyres et al. 1992). “Ridges are one of the main components of the deformation belts. Ridges are interpreted as contractional structures (large folds, thrusted antiforms). Individual ridges are convex-upwards, elongate features, of several km in width and tens of km in length. Commonly, ridges do not appear isolated, but organized in trains or bundles called ridge belts” (Fernández et al. 2010).
Graben or Fracture beltsdominated by intense...
KeywordsConvection Subduction Crest Orogenic Belt Subduction Zone
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