Noachis Terra

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A crater in Noachis Terra. The dunes here are linear, thought to be due to shifting wind directions.

Noachis Terra (lit. "Land of Noah") is an extensive southern landmass (terra) of the planet Mars. It lies west of the giant Hellas impact basin, roughly between the latitudes −20° and −80° and longitudes 30° west and 30° east, centered on 45°S 350°E / 45°S 350°E / -45; 350Coordinates: 45°S 350°E / 45°S 350°E / -45; 350. It is in the Noachis quadrangle.

The term "Noachian epoch" is derived from this region.

Recommended reading[edit]

  • Lorenz, R. 2014. The Dune Whisperers. The Planetary Report: 34, 1, 8-14
  • Lorenz, R., J. Zimbelman. 2014. Dune Worlds: How Windblown Sand Shapes Planetary Landscapes. Springer Praxis Books / Geophysical Sciences.

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