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Scalloped margin domes: What are the processes responsible and how do they operate?Studies of scalloped margin domes (SMD) indicate the scallops are the result of slope failure. SMD's have similar but smaller average diameters (26.5 km) to unmodified domes (29.8 km), and the majority plot at altitudes ranging from 0.5-4.7 km, relative to the mean planetary diameter. A range of morphological types exist from those least modified to those that show heavy modification. Of the 200 SMD's examined, 33 have clearly discernible debris aprons. Examination and comparison of debris aprons with mass movement features on the Moon, Mars, and in sub-aerial and submarine environments on Earth using H/L against area (km(sup 2)), suggests there are three main types of failure; debris avalanche, slumps, and debris flow. The five examples representing the morphological range within the SMD's, show the different modified forms and the different types of slope failures that have occurred.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Bulmer, M. H. (London Univ. Observatory United Kingdom)
Guest, J. E. (London Univ. Observatory United Kingdom)
Michaels, G. (Jet Propulsion Lab. California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena., United States)
Saunders, S. (Jet Propulsion Lab. California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena., United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1993
Publication Information
Publication: Lunar and Planetary Inst., Twenty-fourth Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Part 1: A-F
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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