Wind Etching

Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Today's VIS image shows a region of wind etched materials. In regions of poorly cemented surface materials it is possible to create large features due to just the action of the wind. The equatorial region between Olympus Mons and Apollinaris Mons is dominated by wind etched regions. The direction of the wind aligns with the ridges and valleys. The dominant wind direction in this region is southeast to northwest; however, other wind directions can occur within a localized region.

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Image ID: 
V94405004 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2023-03-27 14:40
Mon, 2023-07-17
256 pixels (18 km)
3792 pixels (271 km)
0.071505 km/pixel
0.0723554 km/pixel


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