Arcus, [Arcūs]

  • Henrik HargitaiEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-9213-9_6-1

A descriptor term used in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Definition

Arc-shaped feature (Owen et al. 2006; IAU Gazetteer 2014).

Origin of Term

Arc, arch, bow, bend; Latin.

References

  1. IAU Gazetteer (2014) Gazetteer of planetary nomenclature. International Astronomical Union Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature. http://planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov/DescriptorTerms
  2. Owen TC, Aksnes K, Beebe R, Blue J, Brahic A, Burba GA, Smith BA, Tejfel VG (2006) Titan: nomenclature system and the very first names for one more world. Lunar Planet Sci Conf XXXVII, abstract #1082, HoustonGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

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