Geomorphology of Ma'adim Vallis, Mars, and associated paleolake basins

  title={Geomorphology of Ma'adim Vallis, Mars, and associated paleolake basins},
  author={Rossman P. Irwin and Alan D. Howard and Ted A. Maxwell},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
[1] Ma'adim Vallis, one of the largest valleys in the Martian highlands, appears to have originated by catastrophic overflow of a large paleolake located south of the valley heads. Ma'adim Vallis debouched to Gusev crater, 900 km to the north, the landing site for the Spirit Mars Exploration Rover. Support for the paleolake overflow hypothesis comes from the following characteristics: (1) With a channel width of 3 km at its head, Ma'adim Vallis originates at two (eastern and western) gaps… 

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