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A structural study of an interior layered deposit in southwestern Candor Chasma, Valles Marineris, Mars, using high resolution stereo camera data from Mars Express

Fueten, Frank and Stesky, Robert and MacKinnon, Paula and Hauber, Ernst and Gwinner, Klaus and Scholten, Frank and Zegers, Tanja and Neukum, Gerhard (2006) A structural study of an interior layered deposit in southwestern Candor Chasma, Valles Marineris, Mars, using high resolution stereo camera data from Mars Express. Geophysical Research Letters, 33 (7), L07202. DOI: 10.1029/2005GL025035

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Abstract

An interior layered deposit (ILD) within Western Candor Chasma of Valles Marineris, Mars, is examined using data from the High Resolution Stereo Camera of the Mars Express mission. Most ILD layers dip in the same direction as the topographic slope. Exposed, rotated fault blocks of basement lithology appear to penetrate the cover of this ILD deposit in at least two locations. These features suggest a simple drape morphology over basement topography consisting of rotated fault blocks. This interpretation constrains possible hypotheses of ILD formation and suggests a limit on total volume of ILD material. Draping implies low-energy deposition, either subaerially or in deep water, and that the total volume of ILD is considerably less than indicated by the size of the mound. A dark competent unit unconformably caps part of the ILD indicating a multistage depositional history.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/44808/
Document Type:Article
Title:A structural study of an interior layered deposit in southwestern Candor Chasma, Valles Marineris, Mars, using high resolution stereo camera data from Mars Express
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Fueten, FrankBrock UniversityUNSPECIFIED
Stesky, RobertPangaea ScientificUNSPECIFIED
MacKinnon, PaulaBrock UniversityUNSPECIFIED
Hauber, ErnstUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Gwinner, KlausUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Scholten, FrankUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Zegers, TanjaUtrecht UniversityUNSPECIFIED
Neukum, GerhardFU BerlinUNSPECIFIED
Date:1 April 2006
Journal or Publication Title:Geophysical Research Letters
Open Access:No
In DOAJ:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Volume:33
DOI :10.1029/2005GL025035
Page Range:L07202
Status:Published
Keywords:Mars, HRSC, Layers, Valles Marineris
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):W - Vorhaben Vergleichende Planetologie (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Geology
Deposited By: Hauber, Ernst
Deposited On:29 Sep 2006
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 20:21

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