Formation of Glaciers on Mars by Atmospheric Precipitation at High Obliquity

  title={Formation of Glaciers on Mars by Atmospheric Precipitation at High Obliquity},
  author={François Forget and Robert M. Haberle and Franck Montmessin and Benjamin Levrard and James W. Head},
  pages={368 - 371}
Surface conditions on Mars are currently cold and dry, with water ice unstable on the surface except near the poles. However, geologically recent glacierlike landforms have been identified in the tropics and the midlatitudes of Mars. The ice has been proposed to originate from either a subsurface reservoir or the atmosphere. We present high-resolution climate simulations performed with a model designed to simulate the present-day Mars water cycle but assuming a 45° obliquity as experienced by… 

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