Floods of water and lava in the Columbia River Basin: Analogs for Mars

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Abstract

The Columbia River Basin (CRB) is home to the best studied examples of two of the most spectacular geologic processes on Earth and Mars: flood volcanism and catastrophic water floods. Additionally, features formed by a variety of eolian, glacial, tectonic, and mass-wasting processes can also be seen in the CRB. These terrains provide exceptional terrestrial analogs for the study of similar processes on Mars. This field guide describes four one-day trips out of Moses Lake, Washington, to observe a wide variety of Mars analogs.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Floods of water and lava in the Columbia River Basin: Analogs for Mars
Chapter 34
ISBN 9780813756158
DOI 10.1130/978-0-8137-0015-1
Year Published 2009
Language English
Publisher The Geological Society of America
Contributing office(s) Astrogeology Science Center
Description 30 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Monograph
Larger Work Title Volcanoes to Vineyards
First page 845
Last page 874