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Can water move sediment on present-day Mars? Insights into gully formation from laboratory simulations

Conway, S. J.; Balme, M. R.; Towner, M. C. and Murray, J. B. (2010). Can water move sediment on present-day Mars? Insights into gully formation from laboratory simulations. In: Lunar and Planetary Institute Science Conference XLI, 1-5 Mar 2010, The Woodlands, Texas, p. 1894.

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Abstract

We describe experiments designed to study sediment transport by liquid water under the current low temperature and low pressure conditions on Mars. We show that water flowing over unconsolidated material on Mars causes as much erosion as water flowing under ambient terrestrial conditions, propagates faster and further and produces unique sedimentary features due to the combination of boiling and freezing.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2010 Lunar and Planetary Institute
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Physical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences
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Item ID: 35451
Depositing User: Susan Conway
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2012 10:24
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2019 22:16
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/35451
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