Glaciation in the Late Noachian Icy Highlands : Ice accumulation , distribution , fl ow rates , basal melting , and top-down melting rates and patterns

@inproceedings{Fastook2015GlaciationIT,
  title={Glaciation in the Late Noachian Icy Highlands : Ice accumulation , distribution , fl ow rates , basal melting , and top-down melting rates and patterns},
  author={James Fastook and James W. Head},
  year={2015}
}
Geological evidence for extensive non-polar ice deposits of Amazonian age indicates that the current cold and dry climate of Mars has persisted for several billion years. The geological record and climate history of the Noachian, the earliest period of Mars history, is less certain, but abundant evidence for fluvial channels (valley networks) and lacustrine environments (open-basin lakes) has been interpreted to represent warm and wet conditions, including rainfall and runoff. Alternatively… CONTINUE READING