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A Comparative View of Glacial and Periglacial Landforms on Earth and Mars

Galofre, Anna Grau and Andres, Chimira N. and Becerra, P. and Bhardwaj, Anshuman and Bramson, Ali and Butcher, Frances and Christensen, P.R. and Conway, S. and Coronato, Andrea and Hauber, Ernst and Hibbard, Shannon and Knightly, J. Paul and Meng, Tyler and Osinski, G.R. and Petersen, Eric and Plaut, J. J. and Rabassa, Jorge and Rutledge, Alicia M. and Sam, Lydia and Serla, Jayanth and Whipple, Kelin X. (2021) A Comparative View of Glacial and Periglacial Landforms on Earth and Mars. Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, 53 (4), p. 101. American Astronomical Society. doi: 10.3847/25c2cfeb.421a94c3. ISSN 0002-7537.

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This paper emphasizes the importance of using terrestrial analogues to improve our understanding of the role of ice on Mars, both in the past and present, through its associated landforms. We present a series of sites of interest for their climate conditions, topography, glaciation history, ice dynamics and mass balance, and presence of specific landforms, that capture past or present conditions on Mars. Because the next natural step in terms of identifying sites with potential for ISRU calls for in-situ investigation of icy regions, we discuss a list of techniques currently used to characterize (peri)glacial environments on Earth. The continued research of Martian (peri)glacial environments through comparative geology is largely relevant for the future of Mars exploration.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/148019/
Document Type:Article
Title:A Comparative View of Glacial and Periglacial Landforms on Earth and Mars
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Galofre, Anna GrauArizona State UniversityUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Andres, Chimira N.University of Western OntarioUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Becerra, P.Physikalisches Institut, Universität Bern, SwitzerlandUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Bhardwaj, AnshumanUniversity of AberdeenUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Butcher, FrancesUniversity of SheffielUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Christensen, P.R.Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Conway, S.Laboratoire de Planétologie et Géodynamique–UMR CNRS 6112, Nantes, FranceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Coronato, AndreaUniversidad Nacional de Tierra del FuegoUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hauber, ErnstUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1375-304XUNSPECIFIED
Hibbard, ShannonUniversity of Western OntariUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Knightly, J. PaulUniversity of ArkansasUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Meng, TylerUniversity of ArizonaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Osinski, G.R.Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration, University of Western Ontario, London, CanadaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Petersen, EricUniversity of ArizonaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Rabassa, JorgeAcademia Nacional de Ciencias de Argentina, IECUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Rutledge, Alicia M.Northern Arizona UniversityUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Sam, LydiaUniversity of AberdeenUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Serla, JayanthArizona State UniversityUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Whipple, Kelin X.Arizona State UniversityUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:May 2021
Journal or Publication Title:Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:p. 101
Publisher:American Astronomical Society
Keywords:Mars, water, ice, permafrost, climate, missions, Geology
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Exploration
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EW - Space Exploration
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Project Mars Express HRSC (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Geology
Deposited By: Hauber, Ernst
Deposited On:07 Jan 2022 07:30
Last Modified:07 Jan 2022 07:30

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