Alba Patera Windstreaks

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Windstreaks are features caused by the interaction of wind and topographic landforms. The raised rims and bowls of impact craters causes a complex interaction such that the wind vortex in the lee of the crater can both scour away the surface dust and deposit it back in the center of the lee. If you look closely, you will see evidence of this in a darker rim enclosing a brighter interior. These windstreaks are located northeast of Olympus Mons and southwest of Alba Patera. The lava flows the windstreaks occur on most likely originated from Alba Patera.

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Image ID: 
V12112008 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2004-09-06 09:42
Wed, 2005-06-01
743 pixels (27 km)
928 pixels (34 km)
0.037032 km/pixel
0.037301 km/pixel


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