Quantitative Assessments of the Martian Hydrosphere

  title={Quantitative Assessments of the Martian Hydrosphere},
  author={J{\'e}r{\'e}mie Lasue and Nicolas Mangold and Ernst Hauber and Stephen M. Clifford and William Charles Feldman and Olivier Gasnault and Cyril Grima and Sylvestre Maurice and Olivier Mousis},
  journal={Space Science Reviews},
In this paper, we review current estimates of the global water inventory of Mars, potential loss mechanisms, the thermophysical characteristics of the different reservoirs that water may be currently stored in, and assess how the planet’s hydrosphere and cryosphere evolved with time. First, we summarize the water inventory quantified from geological analyses of surface features related to both liquid water erosion, and ice-related landscapes. They indicate that, throughout most of Martian… 

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