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Catastrophic-flood Features in Swedish Lapland as a Terrestrial Analog for Martian Channel FlowsCatastrophic flooding associated with deglaciation created unusual landscapes in several areas of northern Sweden. These areas in Swedish Lapland are distinguished by the large grain-size material that forms them. The presence of boulders at both Viking landing sites suggests the relevance of this analog. The Baldakatj area of Swedish Lapland offers terrestrial analogs for erosional remnants on Mars. Although the Baldakatj features are an order of magnitude or more smaller than the Martian forms, they created in boulder-rich till that may be a good approximation of the near-surface material on Mars. The Baldakatj area also includes other landforms that could reasonably be expected to occur with the Martian outflow channels, including boulder deltas, large transported blocks, and large-scale bedforms.
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Rossbacher, L. A.
(Whittier Coll. CA, United States)
Rhodes, D. D.
(Whittier Coll. CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1985
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Publication: NASA, Washington Repts. of Planetary Geol. and Geophys. Program
Subject Category
Earth Resources And Remote Sensing
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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