Geologic map of the Plato Quadrangle of the Moon

IMAP 701
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The Plato quadrangle in north-central part of the Moon lies within a series of concentric depressed and raised rings surrounding the Imbrium basin, the center of which lies about 335 km southwest of Montes Teneriffe. The innermost raised ring is marked by isolated ridges and peaks within Mare Imbrium itself, including in the Plato quadrangle Montes Recti and Teneriffee. The band of terra including Montes Alpes form part of the second and most prominent raised ring, immediately encircling Mare Imbrium. Mare Frigoris is part of the succeeding depressed ring and the terra in the north of the quadrangle part of the third surrounding ring. It is believed that the Imbrium basin and other multi-ringed basins on the Moon were formed by the impacts of larger bodies (Baldwin, 1949 p. 200-216; Hartmann and Kuiper, 1962; Shoemaker and Hackman, 1962; Wilhelms and McCauley, 1971).

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Geologic map of the Plato Quadrangle of the Moon
Series title IMAP
Series number 701
Subseries MOON
DOI 10.3133/i701
Year Published 1972
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Description 1 Plate: 66.67 × 44.67 inches
Other Geospatial Mare Frigoris, Mare Imbrium, Montes Recti, Montes Teneriffee, Moon
Scale 1000000
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