Former extent of glacier-like forms on Mars

Former extent of glacier-like forms on Mars •436 glacier-like forms (GLFs) show evidence of recession in Mars’ mid-latitudes.•Hemispheric distribution of recession indicates widespread climatic change.•Ice flow modelling is used to reconstruct the former extent of a case study GLF.•The reconstructed GLF lost an area of 6.85 km2 and ice volume of 0.31 km3.•Approximation suggests 135 km3 of ice removed from mid-latitude GLFs. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Icarus Elsevier

Former extent of glacier-like forms on Mars

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Publisher
Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc.
ISSN
0019-1035
eISSN
1090-2643
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.icarus.2016.03.006
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Abstract

•436 glacier-like forms (GLFs) show evidence of recession in Mars’ mid-latitudes.•Hemispheric distribution of recession indicates widespread climatic change.•Ice flow modelling is used to reconstruct the former extent of a case study GLF.•The reconstructed GLF lost an area of 6.85 km2 and ice volume of 0.31 km3.•Approximation suggests 135 km3 of ice removed from mid-latitude GLFs.

Journal

IcarusElsevier

Published: Aug 1, 2016

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