Publication Abstracts

Gornitz 1973

Gornitz, V., 1973: The origin of sinuous rilles. Moon, 6, 337-356, doi:10.1007/BF00562210.

This report describes the distribution and morphology of sinuous rilles and presents data on rille geometry. Example of the relation between sinuous rilles and the regional structure are given. Leading theories for the origin of sinuous rilles are discussed and evaluated. It is concluded that the general weight of evidence is against water erosion. The ash flow theory is not excluded, but evidence in its favor is weak. The best explanations involve lava tube formation for certain sinuous rilles, and faulting for others. In some cases, a gradation between faulting and igneous activity is noted.

Export citation: [ BibTeX ] [ RIS ]

BibTeX Citation

  author={Gornitz, V.},
  title={The origin of sinuous rilles},
  journal={The Moon},

[ Close ]

RIS Citation

ID  - go04200b
AU  - Gornitz, V.
PY  - 1973
TI  - The origin of sinuous rilles
JA  - Moon
JO  - The Moon
VL  - 6
SP  - 337
EP  - 356
DO  - 10.1007/BF00562210
ER  -

[ Close ]

• Return to 1973 Publications

• Return to Publications Homepage