Geologic map of the Snegurochka Planitia quadrangle (V-1), Venus

Scientific Investigations Map 3178
Prepared for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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The Snegurochka Planitia region is a predominantly low-lying terrain that covers the north polar region of Venus, extending from lat 75° N. to 90° N. and from long 0° E. to 360° E. The plains associated with Snegurochka Planitia abut the highlands of Metis Mons to the south from approximately long 240° E. to 300° E. (V–6) and the highlands of Ishtar Terra to the south from approximately long 300° E. to 60° E. (Lakshmi Planum, V–7; Fortuna Tessera, V–2). The plains of Louhi Planitia also lie within the V–1 region and form the northern border with the highlands of Tethus Regio from approximately long 60° E. to 120° E. (V–3 Meskhent Tessera) and with the lowlands of both Atalanta Planitia (V–4) and the nearby deformed region containing a series of ridged belts (V–5, Pandrosos Dorsa) from approximately long 120° E. to 240° E. The plains generally lie between +500 m and -500 m of the mean planetary radius (MPR) of 6051.8 km, with the highest terrain in the region, the northernmost extent of Ishtar Terra (Itzpapalotl Tessera, lat 75° N., long ~315° E.), rising more than 6.4 km above MPR.
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Geologic map of the Snegurochka Planitia quadrangle (V-1), Venus
Series title Scientific Investigations Map
Series number 3178
DOI 10.3133/sim3178
Year Published 2012
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Astrogeology Science Center
Description ii, 28 p.; ill.; maps; Map: 1 Sheet: 60 x 42 inches; TXT Download of Readme; Metadata Folder; ZIP Download of GIS Database
Other Geospatial Venus;Snegurochka Planitia Quadrangle
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y
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