Dorsum Buckland

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Dorsum Buckland is a large wrinkle ridge at 20°24′N 12°48′E / 20.4°N 12.8°E / 20.4; 12.8 in Mare Serenitatis on the Moon, 380 km long. It is named after British Geologist William Buckland. The feature was named by the IAU in 1976.[1]

Dorsum Buckland's ridges are 200 to 300 meters high and were formed by compressional stresses near the center of the basin, possibly over buried basin structures.[2]

Near the ridge is the Bobillier Crater in the middle. Next to the ridge in the east is Dorsa Lister, north is Dorsum Von Cotta (or Dorsum von Cotta) and further west is Dorsa Sorby, another wrinkle ridge.


  1. ^ Dorsum Buckland, Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature, International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN)
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