Tholus, Tholi

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-9213-9_371-2

A descriptor term used in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Definition

Small domical mountain or hill (IAU Gazetteer 2014).

Previous Definitions

Domes (Burba 1990); hill. Isolated domical small mountain or hill (de Vaucouleurs et al. 1975).

Origin of Term

Dome, circular building, Latin; from tholos: dome, domed tomb, ancient Greek.

See Also

Keywords

Domical 

References

  1. Burba GA (1990) Names on the maps of Venus – a pre-Magellan review. Earth Moon Planets 50–51:541–558CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. IAU Gazetteer (2014) Gazetteer of planetary nomenclature. International Astronomical Union Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature. http://planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov/
  3. de Vaucouleurs G, Blunck J, Davies M, Dollfus A, Koval IK, Kuiper GP, Masursky H, Miyamoto S, Moroz VI, Sagan C, Smith B (1975) The new Martian nomenclature of the international astronomical union. Icarus 26(1):85–98CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

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