Recent aeolian erosion and deposition in the north polar plateau of Mars

  title={Recent aeolian erosion and deposition in the north polar plateau of Mars},
  author={J. Alexis P. Rodr{\'i}guez and Kenneth L. Tanaka and Y. Langevin and Mary M. Bourke and Jeffrey and Kargel and Phil R. Christensen and Sho Sasaki},
Background: Planum Boreum, the north polar plateau of Mars, displays four extensive low-albedo regions covered with widespread sedimentary deposits that are thick enough to partly or completely suppress the signature of the residual water ice that forms the uppermost zone of the polar layered deposits. These sedimentary deposits appear to have a source primarily in a buried sedimentary layer preferentially exposed along the walls and floors of some polar troughs. The deposits extend and drape… CONTINUE READING


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