Skip to main content

Geologic Map of the Amenthes Quadrangle of Mars

USGS I 1110

Dates

Publication Date

Citation

Hiller, K. H., 1979, Geologic map of the Amenthes Quadrangle of Mars: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 1110, scale 1:5,000,000, https://doi.org/10.3133/i1110.

Summary

This dataset contains two feature classes - contacts and map units - digitized from the Atlas of Mars 1:5,000,000 Geologic Series Map Amenthes Area (1979). Geologic structures have been omitted.

Contacts

Attached Files

Click on title to download individual files attached to this item.

Extension: I1110_Amenthes.zip
thumbnail.png thumbnail 16.12 KB

Purpose

The Amenthes quadrangle includes two main physiographic and geologic subdivisions. In the southern part of the quadrangle, densely cratered plateaus rise about 3 km above sparsely to moderately cratered plains. The low plains that form Elysium Planitia also build the eastern flank of the Isidis basin, which mostly lies within the adjacent Sytris Major quadrangle to the west; the Elysium region, one of the main volcanic units in the Amenthes quadrangle are related to this volcanic and uplifted zone. Geologic mapping is based mainly on morphological criteria together with some albedo, superposition, and crater-density data from both high- and low-resolution Mariner 9 images. Interpretations of rock units were made by comparison with well-known geologic features on the Earth and the Moon. To determine the absolute ages of map units, crater-counting methods in connection with an updated version of the crater-frequency curve of Neukum and Wise (1976) were used. However, the application of this method in the Amenthes region is limited by the low resolution and lack of optimum image quality. References: Neukum, Gerhard, and Wise, D. U., 1976, Mars: A standard crater curve and possible new time scale: Science, v. 194, p. 1381-1387.

Rights

Public domain
Preview Image

Map

Spatial Services

ArcGIS Mapping Service

WMS Service

WFS Service

Communities

  • Astrogeology Science Center - Testbed

Tags

Provenance

Data source
Input directly

Additional Information

Identifiers

Type Scheme Key
DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier https://doi.org/10.3133/i1110

ArcGIS Service Definition Extension

filePathUsed__disk__03/3d/41/033d41bb4e75dd93bc10707a2310b6e7875b9d0d
boundingBox
minY-0.323667085647407
minX89.9561696102028
maxY29.779456899058
maxX135.320649007887
processingStatesuccess
servicePath5c128b49e4b034bf6a85e981
nameI1110_Amenthes.sd
files
nameI1110_Amenthes.sd
contentTypex-gis/x-arcgis-service-def
pathOnDisk__disk__03/3d/41/033d41bb4e75dd93bc10707a2310b6e7875b9d0d
dateUploadedThu Dec 13 09:39:58 MST 2018
originalMetadatatrue
namethumbnail.png
contentTypeimage/png
pathOnDisk__disk__6c/88/f1/6c88f1bf88a8398e199444464d3166e455ad9e51
imageWidth200
imageHeight133
dateUploadedThu Dec 13 09:40:03 MST 2018
enabledServices
KmlServer
WMSServer
FeatureServer
WFSServer
serviceId5c128b49e4b034bf6a85e981

Item Actions

View Item as ...

Save Item as ...

View Item...