Hydrological and sedimentary analyses of well‐preserved paleofluvial‐paleolacustrine systems at Moa Valles, Mars

  title={Hydrological and sedimentary analyses of well‐preserved paleofluvial‐paleolacustrine systems at Moa Valles, Mars},
  author={Francesco Salese and Gaetano Di Achille and Adrian Neesemann and Gian Gabriele Ori and Ernst Hauber},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets},
  pages={194 - 232}
Moa Valles is a well‐preserved, likely Amazonian (younger than 2 Ga old), paleodrainage system that is nearly 300 km long and carved into ancient highland terrains west of Idaeus Fossae. The fluvial system apparently originated from fluidized ejecta blankets, and it consists of a series of dam breach paleolakes with associated fan‐shaped sedimentary deposits. The paleolakes are interconnected and drain eastward into Liberta crater, forming a complex and multilobate deltaic deposit exhibiting a… 

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