Where is Mars' Ice? Constraints from impact craters and lobate debris aprons on a mid-latitude reservoir


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Date
Wednesday, September 23 2009 - 12:00 pm, PDT
Speaker
Reid Parsons
Affiliation
Earth and Planetary Sciences Department, UC Santa Cruz
Description

 Ancient features such as outflow channels and phyllosilicate mineral outcrops, suggest a large amount of water was once present on the Martian surface. The volume of water required to form these features exceeds the current inventory of water frozen at the Martian poles. Observations of surface craters and large flow features known as lobate debris aprons provide insight into the amount of water ice stored in mid-latitudes.

 

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