Wind Etching

Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Today's VIS image is located in a region that has been heavily modified by wind action. The narrow ridge/valley system seen in this image are a feature called yardangs. Yardangs form when unidirectional winds blow across poorly cemented materials. Multiple yardang directions can indicate changes in regional wind regimes.

Please see the THEMIS Data Citation Note for details on crediting THEMIS images. 


Image ID: 
V64188011 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2016-06-03 01:20
Tue, 2016-08-09
1024 pixels (18 km)
3648 pixels (66 km)
0.018116 km/pixel
0.0180881 km/pixel


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