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Sapping Features of the Colorado Plateau: a Comparative Planetary Geology Field GuideThis book is an attempt to determine geomorphic criteria to be used to distinguish between channels formed predominantly by sapping and seepage erosion and those formed principally by surface runoff processes. The geologic nature of the Colorado Plateau has resulted in geomorphic features that show similarities to some areas on Mars, especially certain valley networks within thick sandstone formations. Where spring sapping is an effective process, the valleys that develop are unique in terms of their morphology and network pattern.
Document ID
19890001030
Document Type
Special Publication (SP)
Authors
Howard, Alan D.
(Virginia Univ. Charlottesville., United States)
Kochel, R. Craig
(University of Southern Illinois Carbondale., United States)
Holt, Henry E.
(Geological Survey Flagstaff, Ariz., United States)
Date Acquired
September 5, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1987
Subject Category
Earth Resources And Remote Sensing
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.21:491
LC-87-15305
NASA-SP-491
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSG-7572
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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