[Flumen], Flumina

  • Henrik HargitaiEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-9213-9_167-1


Geographical Information Surface Feature Linear Feature Descriptor Term Plural Form 
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A descriptor term used in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.


Channel on Titan that might carry liquid (IAU Gazetteer 2014).


The plural form, flumina, refers to a system of linear features (channels), similar to valles.

Origin of Term

River, Latin.

History of Nomenclature

Approved in 2005 for surface features on Titan (Aksnes 2007).

See Also


  1. Aksnes K (2007) Working group on planetar systems nomenclature. In: Engvold E (ed) Reports on astronomy, proceedings IAU symposium, No XXVIA, 2006Google Scholar
  2. IAU Gazetteer (2014) Gazetter of planetary nomenclature. International Astronomical Union Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature. http://planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov/

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Planetary Science Research GroupEötvös Loránd University, Institute of Geography and Earth SciencesBudapestHungary