Surface runoff features on Mars: Testing the carbon dioxide formation hypothesis

@inproceedings{Stewart2002SurfaceRF,
  title={Surface runoff features on Mars: Testing the carbon dioxide formation hypothesis},
  author={Sarah T. Stewart and Francis Nimmo},
  year={2002}
}
[1] Fresh gully-like features on Mars strongly suggest that fluid flowed on the surface in the recent past. Here we consider the possibility that CO2 vapor-supported flows formed the gullies. We find that neither condensed CO2 nor CO2 clathrate hydrate are likely to accumulate in significant quantities in the Martian crust. In addition, if condensed CO2 were present under lithostatic pressures, exposure to the atmosphere would produce features analogous to terrestrial pyroclastic flows, not… CONTINUE READING

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