The Nereidum Montes is a mountain range on Mars. It stretches 1,143 km, northeast of Argyre Planitia. It is in the Argyre quadrangle. The mountains are named after a Classical albedo feature.[1] Nereidum Montes has gullies in some areas.

Nereidum Montes
Nereidum Montes perspective view (8147127893).jpg
Computer-generated perspective view of Nereidum Montes from the High-Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on ESA’s Mars Express.
LocationArgyre quadrangle
Coordinates37°34′S 43°13′W / 37.57°S 43.21°W / -37.57; -43.21Coordinates: 37°34′S 43°13′W / 37.57°S 43.21°W / -37.57; -43.21
Length1,143 km
EponymClassical albedo feature

A hummocky relief resembling Veiki moraines has been found in Nereidum Montes. The relief is hypothesized to result very much like Veiki moraines from the melting of a martian glacier.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nereidum Montes". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program.
  2. ^ Johnsson, A.; Reiss, D.; Hauber, E.; Johnson, M.D.; Olvmo, M.; Hiesinger, H. (2016). Veiki-moraine-like Landforms in the Nereidum Montes Region on Mars: Insights from Analogues in Northern Sweden (PDF). 47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.