Characterization of phyllosilicates observed in the central Mawrth Vallis region , Mars , their potential formational processes , and implications for past climate

@inproceedings{McKeown2009CharacterizationOP,
  title={Characterization of phyllosilicates observed in the central Mawrth Vallis region , Mars , their potential formational processes , and implications for past climate},
  author={Nancy K. McKeown and Janice L. Bishop and Eldar Noe Dobrea and Bethany L. Ehlmann and Mario Parente and John F. Mustard and Scott L. Murchie and Gregg Alan Swayze and J Bibring and Eli Andrew Silver},
  year={2009}
}
[1] Mawrth Vallis contains one of the largest exposures of phyllosilicates on Mars. Nontronite, montmorillonite, kaolinite, and hydrated silica have been identified throughout the region using data from the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM). In addition, saponite has been identified in one observation within a crater. These individual minerals are identified and distinguished by features at 1.38–1.42, 1.91, and 2.17–2.41 mm. There are two main phyllosilicate units in… CONTINUE READING