Boulder Field

  • Michael Küppers
  • Bradley L. Jolliff
  • Akiko M. Nakamura
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Field of apparently intact rocks or rock fragments (Accardo et al. 2012), specifically those with particle size larger than 25.6 cm if based on the terminology of sedimentary geology.



Venus: The Venera 9 landing site panorama (Fig. 1) shows a boulder field on a sloped surface in an area shaped by rifting and volcanism (Weitz and Basilevsky 1993).


Impact Crater Lunar Regolith Rough Terrain Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Boulder Field 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Küppers
    • 1
  • Bradley L. Jolliff
    • 2
  • Akiko M. Nakamura
    • 3
  1. 1.European Space Astronomy Centre, European Space AgencyVillanueva de la Cañada, MadridSpain
  2. 2.Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and the McDonnell Center for the Space SciencesWashington UniversitySaint LouisUSA
  3. 3.Department of Earth and Planetary SciencesKobe UniversityNada, KobeJapan