Volumetric estimates of ancient water on Mount Sharp based on boxwork deposits , Gale Crater , Mars

@inproceedings{Siebach2014VolumetricEO,
  title={Volumetric estimates of ancient water on Mount Sharp based on boxwork deposits , Gale Crater , Mars},
  author={K L Siebach and John P. Grotzinger},
  year={2014}
}
While the presence of water on the surface of early Mars is now well known, the volume, distribution, duration, and timing of the liquid water have proven difficult to determine. This study makes use of a distinctive boxwork-rich sedimentary layer on Mount Sharp to map fluid-based cementation from orbital imagery and estimate the minimum volume of water present when this sedimentary interval was formed. The boxwork structures on Mount Sharp are decameter-scale light-toned polygonal ridges that… CONTINUE READING

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