Tharsis recharge : A source of groundwater for Martian outflow channels

[1] The large martian outflow channels terminating in Chryse Planitia are remnants of flooding events involving the localized discharge of millions of cubic kilometers of subsurface water, more than can be regionally stored in the crust. We use a dynamic groundwater model to demonstrate that snowpack or glaciers on the Tharsis rise, formed during periods of… CONTINUE READING