Equatorial Layered Deposits in Arabia Terra, Mars: Stratigraphy and Process Variability

Monica Pondrelli, Angelo Pio Rossi, Laetitia Le Deit, Mihaela Glamoclija, Barbara Cavalazzi, Frank Fueten, Stephan van Gasselt, Ernst Hauber, Fulvio Franchi

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The equatorial layered deposits of Arabia Terra are investigated to understand their genesis and the controls on their evolution. We interpret the deposits found within the craters as having been formed by spring deposition based on the large-scale geometry, the presence of morphologies consistent with fluid expulsion, the composition, and the sedimentary structures. Outside of the craters, we found evidence of dune forms and cross-stratification suggestive of aeolian activity, possibly associated with playa deposition. Groundwater fluctuations are suggested as the control on deposition.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringer Geology
PublisherSpringer India
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-04364-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-04363-0
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameSpringer Geology
ISSN (Print)2197-9545
ISSN (Electronic)2197-9553

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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