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Coastal geomorphology of the Martian northern plainsThe paper considers the question of the formation of the outflow channels and valley networks discovered on the Martian northern plains during the Mariner 9 mission. Parker and Saunders (1987) and Parker et al. (1987, 1989) data are used to describe key features common both in the lower reaches of the outflow channels and within and along the margins of the entire northern plains. It is suggested, that of the geological processes capable of producing similar morphologies on earth, lacustrine or marine deposition and subsequent periglacial modification offer the simplest and most consistent explanation for the suit of features found on Mars.
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Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Parker, Timothy J.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Gorsline, Donn S.
(Southern California Univ. Los Angeles, CA, United States)
Saunders, Stephen R.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Pieri, David C.
(JPL Pasadena, CA, United States)
Schneeberger, Dale M.
(Mark Group Santa Ana, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
June 25, 1993
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Geophysical Research
Volume: 98
Issue: E6
ISSN: 0148-0227
Subject Category
Lunar And Planetary Exploration
Accession Number
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