Venus: Hemispheres 90E and 90W

Steven Dutch, Professor Emeritus, Natural and Applied Sciences, Universityof Wisconsin - Green Bay

Scale: 1 pixel = 15 km. 10-degree grid;             Azimuthal Equal Area Projection, Center 90N 000EW

       Venus Geology Index





On the geologic map shown here (actually more a tectonic map), yellow areas are 1 km and more above the mean elevation of Venus. These areas are generally large volcanic centers. There are two large "continents" on Venus that contain large areas of tectonically uplifted and deformed crust. Blue areas are below the mean radius of Venus and comprise most of the Planitia areas on Venus. These areas are mostly lava plains with no to moderate amounts of deformation.

Structual features are shown as follows:


These maps are azimuthal equal area, which provide a somewhat realistic foreshortening toward the edge of the hemisphere, but not the extreme foreshortening of a true orthogonal projection.

Notes and References

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Created 11 April 2014, Last Update 19 January 2020