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Evaporation Rates of Brine on Mars
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Author and Affiliation:
Sears, D. W. G.(Arkansas-Oklahoma Center for Space and Planetary Sciences, United States)
Chittenden, J.(Arkansas-Oklahoma Center for Space and Planetary Sciences, United States)
Moore, S. R.(Arkansas-Oklahoma Center for Space and Planetary Sciences, United States)
Meier, A.(Arkansas-Oklahoma Center for Space and Planetary Sciences, United States)
Kareev, M.(Arkansas-Oklahoma Center for Space and Planetary Sciences, United States)
Farmer, C. B.(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States)
Abstract: While Mars is now largely a dry and barren place, recent data have indicated that water has flowed at specific locations within the last approx. 10(exp 6) y. This had led to a resurgence of interest in theoretical and experimental work aimed at understanding the behavior of water on Mars. There are several means whereby the stability of liquid water on Mars could be increased, one being the presence solutes that would depress the freezing point. Salt water on Earth is about 0.5M NaCl, but laboratory experiments suggest that martian salt water is quite different. We recently began a program of laboratory measurements of the stability of liquid water, ice and ice-dust mixtures under martian conditions and here report measurements of the evaporation rate of 0.25M brine.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 2004
Document ID:
20040062139
(Acquired May 19, 2004)
Subject Category: LUNAR AND PLANETARY SCIENCE AND EXPLORATION
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publication Information: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXV: Mars: Gullies, Fluids, and Rocks; (LPI-Contrib-1197); (SEE 20040062137)
Financial Sponsor: Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech.; Pasadena, CA, United States
Organization Source: Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech.; Pasadena, CA, United States
Description: 2p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright; Distribution under U.S. Government purpose rights
NASA Terms: BRINES; EVAPORATION RATE; MARS SURFACE; MELTING POINTS; WATER; SOLUTES; STABILITY; POSITION (LOCATION); MARS ENVIRONMENT
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