Channels and valley networks

V. R. Baker, M. H. Carr, V. C. Gulick, C. R. Williams, M. S. Marley

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Channels, valleys, and related features of aqueous origin on Mars are of profound importance in comparative planetology. Martian outflow channels formed by large-scale fluid outflow from subsurface sources. Elements of cataclysmic flooding, debris and ice flowage, as modified by volcanism and wind action, seem best to explain observed morphologies. Martian valley networks show their greatest similarity to terrestrial networks formed by sapping as water emanated from seeps and springs. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)493-522
Number of pages30
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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