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Groundwater flow induced collapse and flooding in Noctis Labyrinthus, Mars

Authors
  • Alexis P, Rodriguez
  • Mario, Zarroca
  • Rogelio, Linares
  • Virginia Gulick
  • Catherine M, Weitz
  • Yan, Jianguo
  • Alberto G, Fairén
  • Hideaki, Miyamoto
  • Thomas, Platz
  • Victor, Baker
  • Jeffrey, Kargel
  • Natalie, Glines
  • Kana, Higuchi
Type
Published Article
Journal
Planetary and Space Science
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 07, 2016
Source
SETI Institute
License
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Abstract

Catastrophic floods of enormous proportions are thought to have played a major role in the excavation of some of the Solar System s largest channels; the circum-Chryse outflow channels. The generation of the floods has been attributed to both the evacuation of regional highland aquifers and ancient paleo-lakes. Numerous investigators indicate that these source regions were likely recharged and pressurized by eastward groundwater flow via conduits extending thousands of kilometers from an elevated groundwater table in the ...

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