The Martian stratigraphy — Short review and perspectives

  title={The Martian stratigraphy — Short review and perspectives},
  author={Ph. Masson},
  journal={Space Science Reviews},
  • P. Masson
  • Published 1 April 1991
  • Geology
  • Space Science Reviews
The main aspects of the Martian stratigraphy have been determined from the detailed study of Mariner 9 and Viking Orbiter images. Three major stratigraphic systems, the Noachian System, the Hesperian System, and the Amazonian System, are inferred from these studies. The global geological evolution of Mars is essentially derived from its stratigraphy. It reveals that tectonism and volcanism were widespread during two major periods (Noachian and Lower Hesperian) and became more localized during… 


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