Volcaniclastic Aeolian Deposits at Sunset Crater Volcano, Arizona: Applications for Martian Analogs.

@inproceedings{Hooper2011VolcaniclasticAD,
  title={Volcaniclastic Aeolian Deposits at Sunset Crater Volcano, Arizona: Applications for Martian Analogs.},
  author={Donald M. Hooper and Ronald N. McGinnis and Marius Necsoiu and Cynthia Lynn Dinwiddie and Debashis Basu},
  year={2011}
}
Volcaniclastic aeolian deposits at Sunset Crater volcano serve as a compositional analog to dunes on Mars. Most aeolian dune systems on Earth are dominated by quartz grains; however, the current understanding is that many dunes on Mars are com-posed of basaltic (mafic) particles. Sunset Crater in north-central Arizona (USA) is a 900-year-old [1] sco-ria-cone volcano composed of alkali olivine basalt. Wind action has subsequently redistributed its wide-spread tephra (ash and lapilli) deposit… CONTINUE READING

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