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Mosaic of Apollo 15 panoramic camera images showing part of Dorsum Buckland, facing south

Dorsum Buckland is a large wrinkle ridge at 20°24′N 12°48′E / 20.4°N 12.8°E / 20.4; 12.8 in Mare Serenitatis on the Moon, 369 km long. It was named after British geologist William Buckland in 1976.[1]

Dorsum Buckland's ridges are 200 to 300 meters high and were formed by compressional stresses near the center of the basin, possibly over buried basin structures.[2]

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  1. ^ Dorsum Buckland, Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature, International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN)
  2. ^ http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/stereo_atlas/HTDOCS/LSER-B3.HTM

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