Rossby (crater)

Summary

Rossby Crater
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West side of Rossby Crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter).
PlanetMars
Coordinates47°30′S 167°54′E / 47.5°S 167.9°E / -47.5; 167.9Coordinates: 47°30′S 167°54′E / 47.5°S 167.9°E / -47.5; 167.9
QuadrangleEridania quadrangle
Diameter80 km
EponymCarl-Gustaf Rossby
Gullies in Rossby Crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter). Note: this is an enlargement of previous image of west side of Rossby Crater.

Rossby is an impact crater in the Eridania quadrangle on Mars at 47.5°S and 167.9°E, and it is 80 kilometers in diameter. Its name was approved in 1973, and refers to Swedish-American meteorologist Carl-Gustaf Rossby.[1] Pictures show gullies on the wall of Rossby Crater.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature | Rossby". usgs.gov. International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 5 March 2015.