Valley formation and methane precipitation rates on Titan

@inproceedings{Perron2006ValleyFA,
  title={Valley formation and methane precipitation rates on Titan},
  author={J Taylor Perron and M P Lamb and Charles D Koven and Inez Y. Fung and Elowyn M. Yager and M{\'a}t{\'e} {\'A}d{\'a}mkovics},
  year={2006}
}
Branching valley networks near the landing site of the Huygens probe on Titan imply that fluid has eroded the surface. The fluid was most likely methane, which forms several percent of Titan's atmosphere and can exist as a liquid at the surface. The morphology of the valley networks and the nature of Titan's surface environment are inconsistent with a primary valley formation process involving thermal, chemical, or seepage erosion. The valleys were more likely eroded mechanically by surface… CONTINUE READING

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