Mars aeolian sand

regional variations among dark-hued crater floor features

K. S. Edgett, Philip Christensen

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Abstract

Different regions on Mars appear to have low-albedo intracrater deposits that have distinct regional thermophysical and/or aeolian dune characteristics. Thermal inertia derived from a carefully selected set of Viking infrared thermal mapper observations of the dark features obtained in 1977-1978 supports this conclusion. The observed similarities and differences among dark intracrater features on Mars is probably a function of the combineds influences of sand availability and regional wind conditions. -Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1997-2018
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research
Volume99
Issue numberE1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994

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Mars aeolian sand : regional variations among dark-hued crater floor features. / Edgett, K. S.; Christensen, Philip.

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