Martian floods at Cerberus Fossae can be produced by groundwater discharge

  title={Martian floods at Cerberus Fossae can be produced by groundwater discharge},
  author={M. Manga},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
  • M. Manga
  • Published 2004
  • Geology
  • Geophysical Research Letters
[1] Young flood channels emanate from Cerberus Fossae, Mars. In order to determine whether subsurface aquifers can discharge water sufficiently fast to explain these flood features, I develop a model that couples groundwater flow in a sub-cryosphere aquifer with flow through a fissure that penetrates from the surface to the aquifer. The model is constrained by estimates of peak discharge, and the distance water flowed uphill from the fissure. Aquifer permeabilities similar to those of young… Expand

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