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Geomorphologic evidence for liquid water

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DOI: 10.1023/A:1011913809715

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Abstract

Besides Earth, Mars is the only planet with a record of resurfacing processes and environmental circumstances that indicate the past operation of a hydrologic cycle. However the present-day conditions on Mars are far apart of supporting liquid water on the surface. Although the large-scale morphology of the Martian channels and valleys show remarkable similarities with fluid-eroded features on Earth, there are major differences in their size, small-scale morphology, inner channel structure and source regions indicating that the erosion on Mars has its own characteristic genesis and evolution. The different landforms related to fluvial, glacial and periglacial activities, their relations with volcanism, and the chronology of water-related processes, are presented.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
Geomorphologic evidence for liquid water
DOI:
10.1023/A:1011913809715
Volume
96
Issue:
1-4
Year Published:
2001
Language:
English
Larger Work Title:
Space Science Reviews
First page:
333
Last page:
364
Number of Pages:
32