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Ancient oceans and Martian paleohydrologyThe global model of ocean formation on Mars is discussed. The studies of impact crater densities on certain Martian landforms show that late in Martian history there could have been coincident formation of: (1) glacial features in the Southern Hemisphere; (2) ponded water and related ice features in the northern plains; (3) fluvial runoff on Martian uplands; and (4) active ice-related mass-movement. This model of transient ocean formation ties these diverse observations together in a long-term cyclic scheme of global planetary operation.
Document ID
19910010684
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Baker, Victor R. (Arizona Univ. Tucson, AZ, United States)
Strom, Robert G. (Arizona Univ. Tucson, AZ, United States)
Gulick, Virginia C. (Arizona Univ. Tucson, AZ, United States)
Kargel, Jeffrey S. (Arizona Univ. Tucson, AZ, United States)
Komatsu, Goro (Arizona Univ. Tucson, AZ, United States)
Kale, Vishwas S. (Arizona Univ. Tucson, AZ, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1991
Publication Information
Publication: Lunar and Planetary Inst., 22nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference
Subject Category
LUNAR AND PLANETARY EXPLORATION
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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