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Evaporation Rates of Brine on MarsWhile 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.
Document ID
20040062139
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
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)
Date Acquired
August 21, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2004
Publication Information
Publication: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXV: Mars: Gullies, Fluids, and Rocks
Subject Category
Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
Distribution Limits
Public
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