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Remote Sensing of Martian Sedimentary Deposits and Lunar Pyroclastic Deposits

Abstract On Mars, sedimentary deposits reveal a complex history of water- and wind-related geologic processes. Central mounds – kilometer-scale stacks of sediment located within craters – occur across Mars, but the specific processes responsible for mound formation and subsequent modification are still uncertain. A survey of central mounds within large craters was conducted. Mound locations, mound offsets within their host craters, and relative mound heights were used to address various mound formation hypotheses. The results suggest that mound sediments once filled their host craters and were later eroded into the features observed today. Mounds offsets from the center of their host crater imply that wind caused the erosion of central mounds. An in... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Bennett, Kristen Alicia (Author) / Bell, James F (Advisor) / Christensen, Phillip (Committee member) / Clarke, Amanda (Committee member) / Robinson, Mark (Committee member) / Whipple, Kelin (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Planetology / Remote sensing / Geology / Mars / Moon / Sedimentary / Volcanism
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 218 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Geological Sciences 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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