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Mid-latitude Amazonian glaciation on Mars

February 21st, 2013

J L Fastook and J W Head, 2012, “>Mid-latitude Amazonian glaciation on Mars: Controls on accumulation and glacial flow patterns, Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XXXXIII, Houston TX.

Abstract

A model of flow into a crater from episodic layering events driven by obliquity demonstrates that even at Amazonian temperatures, concentric crater fill can be formed in as little as 50 m.y., whereas flow from a single persistent layer takes 450 m.y.

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