Methane bursts as a trigger for intermittent lake-forming climates on post-Noachian Mars

@article{Kite2016MethaneBA,
  title={Methane bursts as a trigger for intermittent lake-forming climates on post-Noachian Mars},
  author={E. Kite and P. Gao and C. Goldblatt and M. Mischna and D. Mayer and Y. Yung},
  journal={Nature Geoscience},
  year={2016},
  volume={10},
  pages={737-740}
}
  • E. Kite, P. Gao, +3 authors Y. Yung
  • Published 2016
  • Geology, Physics, Environmental Science
  • Nature Geoscience
Lakes existed on Mars later than 3.6 billion years ago, according to sedimentary evidence for deltaic deposition. The observed fluviolacustrine deposits suggest that individual lake-forming climates persisted for at least several thousand years (assuming dilute flow). But the lake watersheds’ little-weathered soils indicate a largely dry climate history, with intermittent runoff events. Here we show that these observational constraints, although inconsistent with many previously proposed… Expand
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