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Numerical simulations of the possible atmospheric origin of Martian perchlorate

Duffy, Maria; Lewis, Stephen and Mason, Nigel (2014). Numerical simulations of the possible atmospheric origin of Martian perchlorate. In: Fifth International Workshop on the Mars Atmosphere: Modelling and Observation, held on January 13-16 2014, in Oxford, U.K. Edited by F. Forget and M. Millour, id.3409, 12-16 Jan 2014, Oxford University.

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Abstract

The first detection of perchlorate salts in the Martian regolith was made by NASA’s Phoenix Mars lander in the northern polar plains. Perchlorate salts are important as they can lead to the formation of brines, are a possible energy source for microbes and can be used as a marker for climate change from wet to dry conditions. There is currently no known mechanism of perchlorate production on Mars though an atmospheric chemical pathway resulting in perchlorate has been proposed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2014 The Authors
Keywords: Mars; atmosphere; planetary science; perchlorate
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Physical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Space
Physics
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Item ID: 39732
Depositing User: Maria Duffy
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2014 10:27
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2018 01:49
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/39732
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