Lava Cooling Polygon

  • Henrik HargitaiEmail author
Living reference work entry


Polygonal terrain produced by the cooling of lava (e.g., Smrekar et al. 2003).

See Also


  1. Smrekar SE, Moreels P, Franklin BJ (2003) Global characterization of polygonally fractured terrain on Venus and implications for a climate change origin. 34th Lunar Planet Sci Conf, abstract #1738, HoustonGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Planetary Science Research GroupInstitute of Geography and Earth Sciences, Eötvös Loránd UniversityBudapestHungary