Tag Archives: fluvial processes

THEMIS: Channels flowing from a ridge

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 9, 2018. This VIS image is located in Terra Sirenum. The bright linear feature at the bottom of the image is the crest of a ridge. The multiple channel features toward the top of … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Channels and ripples along crater walls

Channels and ripples along crater walls. From the science rationale: “We would like a HiRISE image of the selected area to look for evidence of both fluvial and aeolian processes on the crater wall. Specifically, we are looking for channels … Continue reading

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The largest delta on Mars?

Planetary Geomorphology Image of the Month, September 1, 2018: Jacob Adler (Arizona State University). Ancient river deltas are found in many locations on Mars [see Di Achile & Hynek, 2010 and references therein], and are formed as sediment drops out … Continue reading

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River and lake landforms in Melas Chasma

[Editor’s note: From a paper by Joel Davis and five co-authors recently published in the Journal of Geophysical Research.] Episodic and Declining Fluvial Processes in Southwest Melas Chasma, Valles Marineris, Mars • Episodic fluvial processes occurred in the southwest Melas … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Gullies in a crater in Acidalia Planitia

Gullies in a crater in Acidalia Planitia. The objective of this observation is to examine gullies on the north wall of a crater. The slope looks quite steep and the gullies are fairly straight. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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HiRISE: Inverted channel on elevated terrain

An inverted channel on elevated terrain. Interesting fluvial processes that might help improve our understanding of the deposits in the Medusae Fossae Formation. Beautiful Mars series. [More at links]

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Inverted terrain shows ancient stream-flow details

River deposits exist across the surface of Mars and record a surface environment from over 3.5 billion years ago that was able to support liquid water at the surface. A region of Mars named Aeolis Dorsa contains some of the … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Cataracts in Kasei Valles

Obviously these are not the kind of cataracts that can develop in the lenses of your eyes, but large erosional scallops that form in river channels, like the Niagara Falls draining the Great Lakes of North America. Cataracts are large … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Surface textures in Sinus Meridiani

Surface textures in Sinus Meridiani. Beautiful Mars series.

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