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Recent debris flows on Mars: Seasonal observations of the Russell Crater dune field

Reiss, D. and Jaumann, R. (2003) Recent debris flows on Mars: Seasonal observations of the Russell Crater dune field. Geophysical Research Letters, 30 (6), 54-1-54-4. DOI: 10.1029/2002GL016704.

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Abstract

Debris flows occur on slopes in the Russell Crater dune field. The morphology of the erosion features resembles terrestrial viscous slurry flows (mudflows) and suggests that a flow of fine-grained material mixed with liquid water might have been responsible for their formation. Seasonal MGS-TES and -MOC imagery based observations of the dune field show (1) an annual frosting and defrosting cycle and (2) that liquid H2O could be stable within a limited time period in the summer of the southern hemisphere. These observations lead to the conclusion that debris flows in the Russell Crater dune field may form under current climatic conditions by episodic or seasonal melting of small amounts of autumn/winter condensed water ice.

Document Type:Article
Additional Information: LIDO-Berichtsjahr=2003,
Title:Recent debris flows on Mars: Seasonal observations of the Russell Crater dune field
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Reiss, D.UNSPECIFIED
Jaumann, R.UNSPECIFIED
Date:2003
Journal or Publication Title:Geophysical Research Letters
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:30
DOI:10.1029/2002GL016704
Page Range:54-1-54-4
Status:Published
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):UNSPECIFIED
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institut für Weltraumsensorik und Planetenerkundung
Deposited By: elib DLR-Beauftragter
Deposited On:16 Sep 2005
Last Modified:14 Jan 2010 19:17

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