Evidence for an ancient martian ocean in the topography of deformed shorelines

@article{Perron2007EvidenceFA,
  title={Evidence for an ancient martian ocean in the topography of deformed shorelines},
  author={J Taylor Perron and Jerry X. Mitrovica and Michael Manga and Isamu Matsuyama and Mark A. Richards},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2007},
  volume={447},
  pages={840-843}
}
A suite of observations suggests that the northern plains of Mars, which cover nearly one third of the planet's surface, may once have contained an ocean. Perhaps the most provocative evidence for an ancient ocean is a set of surface features that ring the plains for thousands of kilometres and that have been interpreted as a series of palaeoshorelines of different age. It has been shown, however, that topographic profiles along the putative shorelines contain long-wavelength trends with… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.
20 Citations
45 References
Similar Papers

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 20 extracted citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 45 references

Implications for modification of the lowland/ upland boundary

  • T. J. Parker, R. S. Saunders, Schneeberger, D. M. Transitional morphology in west Deuteronilus Mensae, Mars
  • Icarus 82, 111–145
  • 1989
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

Twins separated at birth

  • M. L. Searls, W. B. Banerdt, Phillips, R. J. Utopia, Hellas basins, Mars
  • J. Geophys. Res. 111, E08005, doi:10.1029…
  • 2006

Utopia and Hellas basins , Mars : Twins separated at birth

  • M. L. Searls, W. B. Banerdt, R. J. Phillips
  • J . Geophys . Res .
  • 2006

Early magnetic field and magmatic activity on Mars from magma ocean cumulate overturn

  • L. T. Elkins-Tanton, S. E. Zaranek, E. M. Parmentier, P. C. Hess
  • Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 236,
  • 2005

Further evidence for polar reorientations during the Noachian

  • L. L. Hood, C. N. Young, N. C. Richmond, Harrison, K. P. Modeling of major martian magnetic anomalies
  • Icarus 177, 144–173
  • 2005

Modeling of major martian magnetic anomalies : Further evidence for polar reorientations during the Noachian

  • L. L. Hood, C. N. Young, N. C. Richmond, K. P. Harrison
  • Icarus
  • 2005

Rotational stability of dynamic planets with elastic lithospheres

  • I. Matsuyama, J. X. Mitrovica, M. Manga, J. T. Perron, M. A. Richards
  • J. Geophys. Res
  • 2005

The Earth’s Variable Rotation

  • K. Lambeck
  • 2005

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…