HiPOD: Sunday, 31 October 2021
Active High-Latitude Dune-Gullies

Active High-Latitude Dune-Gullies
Gully and defrosting activity have been visible here along the edge of a dune field, along with blocks of frost. Observations of the same area help us check for repeat activity, as well as measuring those meter-scale blocks that we’ve seen prior.

In this case, we want to compare any possible changes with a previous observation, which we acquired in 2011. We've also seen images where carbon dioxide frost was the driving process in creating new gullies, so we know their formation is occurring to this day. Tracking for changes, especially when we look at the 1-kilometer enhanced color swath, can help us find more.

This caption is based on the original science rationale.

ID: ESP_039701_1095
date: 14 January 2015
altitude: 247 km

https://uahirise.org/hipod/ESP_039701_1095
NASA/JPL-Caltech/UArizona
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Black & white is less than 5 km across; enhanced color is less than 1 km. For full images including scale bars, visit the ID link.