An intense terminal epoch of widespread fluvial activity on early Mars: 1. Valley network incision and associated deposits

@article{Howard2005AnIT,
  title={An intense terminal epoch of widespread fluvial activity on early Mars: 1. Valley network incision and associated deposits},
  author={A. D. Howard and J. Moore and R. Irwin},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
  year={2005},
  volume={110}
}
  • A. D. Howard, J. Moore, R. Irwin
  • Published 2005
  • Geology
  • Journal of Geophysical Research
  • [1] We present evidence that a final epoch of widespread fluvial erosion and deposition in the cratered highlands during the latest Noachian or early to mid-Hesperian was characterized by integration of flow within drainage networks as long as 4000 km and trunk valley incision of 50 to 350 m into earlier Noachian depositional basins. Locally deltaic sediments were deposited where incised valley systems debouched into basins. Large alluvial fans of sediment deposited from erosion of alcoves in… CONTINUE READING
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