The Dorsa Argentea, Mars: New Comparisons to a Large Sample of Terrestrial Eskers and Quantitative Tests for Esker-Like Topographic Relationships


Introduction: The Dorsa Argentea (DA) are an assemblage of ridges in Mars’ southern high latitudes (70°-80°S, 56°W-6°E). Glacial eskers and inverted channels remain as active hypotheses for their formation [1-11]. The esker interpretation is widely used as a basis for reconstructions of meltwater production beneath a putative former ice sheet in the region… (More)


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