Tag Archives: fluvial channels

THEMIS: Channels in volcanic ash

THEMIS Image of the Day, August 22, 2018. Tyrrhenus Mons is one of the oldest martian volcanoes and Tyrrhena Fossae is the largest of the channels dissecting the volcano. As well as being one of the oldest volcanoes, it is … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Elysium Fossae’s channels

THEMIS Image of the Day, August 6, 2018. Today’s VIS image contains a section of one of the many channel forms found on the northwestern side of the Elysium Mons volcanic complex. The channel features are thought to have both … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Inverted channel on elevated terrain

An inverted channel on elevated terrain. Interesting fluvial processes that might help improve our understanding of the deposits in the Medusae Fossae Formation. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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THEMIS: Ares Valles’ long winding channel

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 25, 2018. Today’s VIS image shows part of Ares Vallis, one of the large channels in Margaritfer Terra that empty into Chryse Planitia. See more THEMIS Images of the Day by geological subject.

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THEMIS: Indus Vallis winds through layered terrain

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 20, 2018. This VIS image shows a section of Indus Vallis. Indus Vallis is located in Terra Sabaea. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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HiRISE: Cored island

Cored island. This channel may have been used by both lava and water. One of the processes produced a crater-cored island and later, the downstream side was eroded away, leaving knobs and an inverted streamlined form. Beautiful Mars series. [More … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Merging stream channels in Xanthe Terra

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 18, 2018. Today’s VIS image shows an unnamed channel in Xanthe Terra. The large bend in the channel was created as the flow of liquid from the bottom of the image was deflected by … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Winding channel in Terra Sabaea

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 1, 2018. The northern margin of Terra Sabaea is a complex area between a cratered highland and complexly eroded lower plains. This VIS image of the region shows just one of the numerous unnamed … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Twisting channels in Hebrus Valles

THEMIS Image of the Day, May 23, 2018. Located west of the Elysium Volcanic complex, Hebrus Valles is a complex channel system that flowed to the north. In this VIS image the channel features have the appearance of a channel … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Channel deposits in Terra Sabaea

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 24, 2018. The northern margins of Arabia Terra and Terra Sabaea contain many unnamed channels. This channel is located in Terra Sabaea. The channel flow is toward the top of the image. This channel … Continue reading

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