New insights into the Late Amazonian zonal shrinkage of the martian south polar plateau

J. Alexis P. Rodriguez, Gregory J. Leonard, Thomas Platz, Kenneth L. Tanaka, Jeffrey S. Kargel, Alberto G. Fairén, Virginia Gulick, Victor R. Baker, Natalie Glines, Hideaki Miyamoto, Yan Jianguo, Midori Oguma

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Abstract

The martian south polar plateau, Planum Australe, comprises the largest known water-ice surface deposit on the planet. Here, we present evidence for an episode of extensive polar plateau retreat during the Late Amazonian, which affected regions flanking circum-polar terrains located between Cavi Angusti and Sisyphi Montes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)407-411
Number of pages5
JournalIcarus
Volume248
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2015

Keywords

  • Ices
  • Mars
  • Polar caps
  • Polar geology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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    Rodriguez, J. A. P., Leonard, G. J., Platz, T., Tanaka, K. L., Kargel, J. S., Fairén, A. G., Gulick, V., Baker, V. R., Glines, N., Miyamoto, H., Jianguo, Y., & Oguma, M. (2015). New insights into the Late Amazonian zonal shrinkage of the martian south polar plateau. Icarus, 248, 407-411. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2014.08.047