Gully formation on Mars : Two recent phases of formation suggested by links between morphology , slope orientation and insolation history

@inproceedings{Morgan2010GullyFO,
  title={Gully formation on Mars : Two recent phases of formation suggested by links between morphology , slope orientation and insolation history},
  author={Gareth A. Morgan and James W. Head and François Forget and Jean-Baptiste Madeleine and Aymeric Spiga},
  year={2010}
}
The unusual 80 km diameter Noachian-aged Asimov crater in Noachis Terra (46 S, 5 E) is characterized by extensive Noachian–Hesperian crater fill and a younger superposed annulus of valleys encircling the margins of the crater floor. These valleys provide an opportunity to study the relationships of gully geomorphology as a function of changing slope orientation relative to solar insolation. We found that the level of development of gullies was highly correlated with slope orientation and solar… CONTINUE READING
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