Fractal analysis of the mesas within Deuteronilus Mensae region of Mars
Keywords:Mars, Deuteronilus\, Plateaus, Mesas, Fractal Analysis, Morphostructures
Deuteronilus Mensae (43.9°N; 337.4°W) is region within the Ismenius Lacus quadrangle, located within the northern hemisphere of Mars. The area is very rich in erosion landforms: flat-top plateaus and butes. The present research investigates the fractal structure of the plateaus (mesas or mensae) within the area. For this purpose using number/area approach a fractal analysis of 90 of these morphostructures was performed. The obtained fractal dimension (FD) of -1.25 is an indicator that the natural processes that created and shaped the topography within this Martian region have the same self-organized and nonlinear nature like those on planet Earth.
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