The Climate of Early Mars

@article{Wordsworth2016TheCO,
  title={The Climate of Early Mars},
  author={R. Wordsworth},
  journal={Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences},
  year={2016},
  volume={44},
  pages={381-408}
}
  • R. Wordsworth
  • Published 2016
  • Physics, Geology
  • Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences
The nature of the early martian climate is one of the major unanswered questions of planetary science. Key challenges remain, but a new wave of orbital and in situ observations and improvements in climate modeling have led to significant advances over the past decade. Multiple lines of geologic evidence now point to an episodically warm surface during the late Noachian and early Hesperian periods 3–4 Ga. The low solar flux received by Mars in its first billion years and inefficiency of… Expand
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