HiPOD: Tuesday, 2 August 2022
Active Dune Monitoring in Meridiani Planum

Active Dune Monitoring in Meridiani Planum

Beautiful Dunes in Meridiani Planum
This observation features some really nice and well-spaced barchan and dome dunes within a Meridiani Planum impact crater. We also imaged these dunes twice before, and noted changes in the second picture, so this observation can give us more to look at. Barchan dunes face the wind, appearing curved and are produced by wind action predominantly from one direction.

ID: ESP_071014_1840
date: 19 September 2021
altitude: 271 km

https://uahirise.org/hipod/ESP_071014_1840
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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.