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Title Dynamic Mars : recent and current landscape evolution of the red planet / edited by Richard J. Soare, Susan J. Conway, Stephen M. Clifford
Published Amsterdam, Netherlands ; Cambridge, MA : Elsevier, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 446 pages)
Contents Front Cover; Dynamic Mars; Dynamic Mars; Copyright; Contents; List of Contributors; MARINERS' WAY: BEYOND THE FUTURE TO THE PAST; 1. THE FUTURE; 2. THE PAST; 3. NOTES; 1 -- LATE AMAZONIAN EPOCH CLIMATE; 1 -- ORBITAL (CLIMATIC) FORCING AND ITS IMPRINT ON THE GLOBAL LANDSCAPE; 1.1 INTRODUCTION; 1.1.1 A BRIEF HISTORY OF MARS CLIMATE OBSERVATIONS; 1.1.2 THE PRESENT ATMOSPHERE OF MARS; 1.2 CLIMATE FORCING; 1.2.1 OBLIQUITY; 1.2.2 ECCENTRICITY; 1.2.3 ARGUMENT OF PERIHELION; 1.2.4 TOTAL INSOLATION; 1.2.5 ORBITAL-DRIVEN CIRCULATION; 1.2.6 SURFACE PROPERTIES; 1.2.7 PUTTING IT TOGETHER
1.3 VOLATILE EMPLACEMENT1.3.1 SURFACE LAYERING; 1.3.2 ATMOSPHERIC DUST; 1.3.3 SUBSURFACE ICE AND VAPOR DIFFUSION; 1.3.4 LIQUID WATER; 1.4 MORPHOLOGICAL EVIDENCE FOR RECENT CLIMATE CHANGE; 1.4.1 POLAR ICE; 1.4.2 HIGH-LATITUDE ICE; 1.4.2.1 Observations by Mars Odyssey Gamma Ray Spectrometer; 1.4.2.2 Measurements by the Mars Phoenix Lander; 1.4.3 MID-LATITUDE ICE; 1.4.3.1 Latitude-Dependent Mantle; 1.4.3.2 Pedestal Craters; 1.4.3.3 Other Impact Craters; 1.4.3.4 Expanded Impact Craters; 1.4.3.5 Scalloped Depressions; 1.4.3.6 Putative Periglacial Landforms; 1.4.3.7 Terraced Craters
1.4.4 OTHER MID- AND LOW-LATITUDE ICE DEPOSITS1.4.4.1 Pasted-on Terrain and Gullies; 1.4.4.2 Lobate Debris Aprons, Lineated Valley Fill, and Ice-Rich Flows; 1.4.4.3 Radar Observations; 1.4.4.4 Tropical Mountain Glaciers; 1.5 CONCLUSIONS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; REFERENCES; 2 -- RECENT SURFACE WATER AT/NEARTHE MID-LATITUDES?; 2 -- UNRAVELING THE MYSTERIES OF RECURRING SLOPE LINEAE; 2.1 INTRODUCTION; 2.2 METHODS; 2.3 OBSERVATIONS; 2.3.1 GLOBAL; 2.3.2 SOUTHERN MIDLATITUDE; 2.3.3 VALLES MARINERIS; 2.3.4 CHRYSE AND ACIDALIA PLANITIAE; 2.3.5 KASEI VALLES; 2.3.6 CERBERUS FOSSAE
2.3.7 MARGARITIFER AND ARABIA TERRAE2.3.8 LOW-ALBEDO TROPICAL HIGHLANDS; 2.4 DISCUSSION; 2.4.1 RECURRING SLOPE LINEAE VERSUS SLOPE STREAKS; 2.4.2 RECURRING SLOPE LINEAE SEASONALITY; 2.5 MECHANISMS; 2.5.1 DRY GRANULAR FLOW MECHANISMS; 2.5.2 WET-TRIGGERED DEBRIS FLOW MECHANISMS; 2.5.3 WET-DOMINATED FLOW MECHANISMS; 2.5.4 MECHANISM DISCUSSION; 2.6 SUMMARY AND IMPLICATIONS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; REFERENCES; 3 -- MARTIAN GULLIES AND THEIR CONNECTION WITH THE MARTIAN CLIMATE; 3.1 INTRODUCTION; 3.2 CLIMATIC ORIGINS FOR MARTIAN GULLIES; 3.2.1 MELTING OF WATER ICE; 3.2.1.1 Aquifer; 3.2.1.2 Ground Ice
3.2.1.3 Atmospheric Ice Deposits3.2.1.4 Melting the Ice; 3.2.2 CO2 SUBLIMATION; 3.3 APPROACH; 3.4 RESULTS AND DISCUSSION; 3.4.1 ZERO-CELSIUS CYCLES; 3.4.2 CO2 DEPOSITION; 3.4.3 SUMMARY; 3.5 CONCLUSIONS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; REFERENCES; 4 -- LATE AMAZONIAN-AGED CHANNEL AND ISLAND SYSTEMS LOCATED EAST OF OLYMPUS MONS, MARS; 4.1 INTRODUCTION; 4.2 METHODS AND TERMINOLOGY; 4.3 THE NORTHWESTERN THARSIS CHANNELS AND ISLANDS; 4.3.1 REGIONAL PHYSIOGRAPHIC PROVINCES; 4.3.1.1 The Olympica Region; 4.3.1.2 The Cyane-Pavonis Flows and Channels; 4.3.1.3 The Gordii Region; 4.4 STREAMLINED FORMS AND ISLANDS
Summary Dynamic Mars: Recent Landscape Evolution of the Red Planet presents the latest developments in understanding the geological history of Mars. Presenting observational data and tightly-linked scientific hypotheses across a broad swath of landscapes, latitudes and geological contexts, as well as an examination of the impact of climate change mitigated by multiple geomorphological agents, the book covers a diverse array of themes and subjects. This highly illustrated book includes data from recent missions, and will be of interest to all levels of research in the geological history of Mars, as well as other terrestrial planets. For years after the first detailed orbital and ground images of Mars were taken, it was thought that the red planet could have been wetter and warmer in its deep past than today. However, as the book demonstrates, the possible involvement of water in recent, if not contemporary, gully-like flows and slope streaks (id est recurring slope lineae), as well as the identification of a suite of geomorphological agents (id est glacial, periglacial, aeolian, meteorological, volcanic and meteoric) associated with surface and near-surface changes on a local to regional scale, suggest the history of the red planet may be much more dynamic than previously thought
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 20, 2018)
Subject Geomorphology.
SCIENCE -- Astronomy.
Mars (Planet) -- Geomorphology.
Mars (Planet)
Form Electronic book
Author Clifford, Stephen Mark, 1952- editor.
Conway, Susan J., editor
Soare, Richard J., editor
ISBN 0128130199
9780128130193