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Stratigraphy and erosional landforms of layered deposits in Valles Marineris, MarsSatellite imagery is used to identify stratigraphy and erosional landforms of 13 layered deposits in the Valles Marineris region of Mars (occurring, specifically, in Gangis, Juventae, Hebes, Ophir-Candor, Melas, and Capri-Eos Chasmata), based on albedo and erosional styles. Results of stratigraphic correlations show that the stratigraphy of layered deposits in the Hebes, Juventae, and Gangis Chasmata are not well correlated, indicating that at least these chasmata had isolated depositional environments resulting in different stratigraphic sequences. On the other hand, the layered deposits in Ophir-Candor and Melas Chasmata appear to have been connected in each chasma. Some of the layered deposits display complexities which indicate changes in space and time in the dominant source materials.
Document ID
19930060278
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Komatsu, G. (NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Geissler, P. E. (NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Strom, R. G. (NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Singer, R. B. (Arizona Univ. Tucson, 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
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAGW-2021
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAGW-1059
Distribution Limits
Public
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