Event Title

Geologic Mapping of Putative Paleolake Deposits in a Coprates Catena, Mars

Presenter Information

Joe Martin, Oberlin CollegeFollow

Location

King Building 327

Document Type

Presentation

Start Date

4-29-2016 4:00 PM

End Date

4-29-2016 5:15 PM

Abstract

The surface of Mars has many features that indicate it once had significant surface water. The identification and study of these features offers us a better understanding of the role that water has played in the geologic history and the potential biologic history of the planet. As part of a PGG-funded study to produce a geologic map of Coprates Chasma, work has been started on a finer scale map of a catena in the region. Preliminary mapping suggests that it once hosted a lake, as indicated by what appear to be laterally continuous basal deposits, fan deposits, and phyllosilicate signatures.

Notes

Session III, Panel 14 - Codifying Nature, Understanding History: Geological Translations of Water and Soil
Moderator: Bruce Simonson, Professor of Geology

Major

Geology

Advisor(s)

Steven Wojtal, Geology

Project Mentor(s)

Brian Hynek, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado

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Geologic Mapping of Putative Paleolake Deposits in a Coprates Catena, Mars

King Building 327

The surface of Mars has many features that indicate it once had significant surface water. The identification and study of these features offers us a better understanding of the role that water has played in the geologic history and the potential biologic history of the planet. As part of a PGG-funded study to produce a geologic map of Coprates Chasma, work has been started on a finer scale map of a catena in the region. Preliminary mapping suggests that it once hosted a lake, as indicated by what appear to be laterally continuous basal deposits, fan deposits, and phyllosilicate signatures.