Groundwater‐controlled valley networks and the decline of surface runoff on early Mars

@article{Harrison2005GroundwatercontrolledVN,
  title={Groundwater‐controlled valley networks and the decline of surface runoff on early Mars},
  author={K. Harrison and R. Grimm},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
  year={2005},
  volume={110}
}
  • K. Harrison, R. Grimm
  • Published 2005
  • Environmental Science, Geology
  • Journal of Geophysical Research
  • [1] Fluvial erosion on early Mars was dominated by valley networks created through a combination of groundwater processes and surface runoff. A reduced greenhouse effect due to CO 2 loss, together with a declining geothermal heat flux, promoted the growth of a cryosphere and a Hesperian hydrologic regime dominated by outflow channel formation. We test the hypothesis that the transition from valley network to outflow channel formation was preceded by a more subtle evolution characterized by a… CONTINUE READING
    79 Citations

    Figures from this paper

    Deltas and valley networks on Mars: Implications for a global hydrosphere
    • 24
    • Highly Influenced
    • PDF
    Substrate controls on valley formation by groundwater on Earth and Mars
    • 7
    • Highly Influenced
    • PDF
    Groundwater seepage landscapes from distant and local sources in experiments and on Mars
    • 13
    • Highly Influenced
    • PDF
    Geological Evidence of Planet‐Wide Groundwater System on Mars
    • 17
    • PDF
    The fluvial history of Mars
    • M. Carr
    • Geology, Medicine
    • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
    • 2012
    • 64
    • PDF

    References

    SHOWING 1-10 OF 93 REFERENCES
    The case for rainfall on a warm, wet early Mars
    • 439
    • PDF
    Drainage basin evolution in Noachian Terra Cimmeria, Mars
    • 106
    • PDF
    Formation of Martian flood features by release of water from confined aquifers
    • 411
    Elevations of water-worn features on Mars: Implications for circulation of groundwater
    • M. Carr
    • Geology, Environmental Science
    • 2002
    • 44
    Morphology of large valleys on Hawaii - Evidence for groundwater sapping and comparisons with Martian valleys
    • 96
    • Highly Influential
    Meter-Scale Characteristics of Martian Channels and Valleys
    • 109
    Channels on Mars
    • 251
    Small Martian valleys: Pristine and degraded morphology
    • 116
    • Highly Influential