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Ice-Enriched Loess and the Formation of Periglacial Terrain in Mid-Utopia Planitia, Mars

Soare, R.J.; Conway, S.; Pearce, G.D. and Costard, F. (2012). Ice-Enriched Loess and the Formation of Periglacial Terrain in Mid-Utopia Planitia, Mars. In: Lunar and Planetary Science XLIII, 19-23 March 2012, Houston, TX.

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Abstract

Landforms suggestive of periglacial processes are commonplace in mid-Utopia Planitia, Mars. They form syngenetically in ground-ice comprised of loess transported by katabatic wind from the NPLDs and enriched by ice through the thaw-freeze cycling of obliquity-driven precipitation.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 LPI
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Physical Sciences
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Item ID: 35433
Depositing User: Susan Conway
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2012 09:41
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2012 11:51
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/35433
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