The Geologic History of the Hypanis Deposit, Mars and Ballistic Modeling of Lunar Impact Ejecta
|Abstract||Water has shaped the surface of Mars, recording previous environments and inspiring the search for extinct life beyond Earth. While conditions on the Martian surface today are not conducive to the presence of liquid water, ancient erosional and depositional features indicate that this was not always so. Quantifying the regional and global history of water on Mars is crucial to understanding how the planet evolved, where to focus future exploration, and implications for water on Earth.
Many sites on Mars contain layered sedimentary deposits, sinuous valleys with delta shaped deposits, and other indications of large lakes. The Hypanis deposit is a unique endmember in this set of locations as it appears to be the largest ancient river delta i... (more)
|Contributor||Adler, Jacob (Author) / Bell, James (Advisor) / Christensen, Philip (Committee member) / Robinson, Mark (Committee member) / Asphaug, Erik (Committee member) / Whipple, Kelin (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)|
|Subject||Planetology / Geology / Geomorphology / Earth / Hypanis / Mars / Moon / Tycho|
|Note||Doctoral Dissertation Geological Sciences 2019|
|Collaborating Institutions||Graduate College / ASU Library|
|Additional Formats||MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS|