Geologic mapping of Mawrth Vallis, Mars

Wright, Jack; Balme, Matthew; Davis, Joel; Fawdon, Peter and Rothery, David (2020). Geologic mapping of Mawrth Vallis, Mars. In: Planetary Geologic Mappers 2020, LPI Contributions, article no. 7041.




Mawrth Vallis, generally counted among Mars’ giant outflow channels, has an atypical geomorphology that is less well-studied than its coinciding, thick (>150m) clay-bearing deposits. Here, we present ongoing work as part of the PLANMAP project to map the geomorphic features along the length of Mawrth Vallis in addition to a detailed map of the channel adjacent to the ExoMars 2018 landing ellipse to establish its history of erosion and deposition and relationship with the clay-bearing deposits.

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