Arabia Terra, Mars: Tectonic and Palaeoclimatic Evolution of a Remarkable Sector of Martian Lithosphere

  title={Arabia Terra, Mars: Tectonic and Palaeoclimatic Evolution of a Remarkable Sector of Martian Lithosphere},
  author={Francisco Anguita and Jorge Anguita and Gabriel Castilla and M.{\'A}. De la Casa and J. Dom{\'i}nguez and Raquel Herrera and Pilar Llanes and M{\'o}nica Guti{\'e}rrez L{\'o}pez and Vicente Carlos Ruiz Mart{\'i}nez},
  journal={Earth, Moon, and Planets},
A regional geologic study of Arabia Terra, a densely cratered area of Mars northern hemisphere, has revealed the individuality of this province. This is best expressed by an equatorial belt with a crater age distinctly younger as compared to the northern part of Arabia Terra and to Noachis Terra to the south. We interpret this as an incipient back-arc system provoked by the subduction of Mars lowlands under Arabia Terra during Noachian times. The regional fracture patterns are also best… 
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