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Age of Martian channels

Malin, Michael C. (1976) Age of Martian channels. Journal of Geophysical Research, 81 (26). pp. 4825-4845. ISSN 0148-0227. doi:10.1029/JB081i026p04825.

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The ages of large martian channels have been studied by determining the relative abundances of craters superimposed on channels and adjacent terrains and by examining superposition relationships between channels and plains and mantle materials. The channels are extremely old, are spatially confined and temporally related to the ancient cratered terrain, and in many cases are related to the as yet poorly understood genetic processes of fretting and chaos formation. No evidence is found for recent channel activity.

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Additional Information:© 1976 American Geophysical Union. Received October 23, 1975; revised February 25, 1976; accepted March 2, 1976. This paper represents the second of three works comprising my doctoral dissertation at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). I am pleased to acknowledge the guidance, support, and intellectual stimulation which Bruce Murray and Robert Sharp have given me throughout my years at Caltech. The assistance of G. Edward Danielson, D. Lynn, and J. Soha in providing access to facilities of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) was instrumental to this work . Mariner 9 photographs were processed at the Image Processing Laboratory at JPL. I am grateful to JGR reviewers James Culls and Laurence Soderblom for their helpful comments. This research was supported in part by National Aeronautics and Space Administration grants NGR 05-002-117 and NGR 05-002-305. Contribution 2594, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena.
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Official Citation:Malin, M. C. (1976), Age of Martian channels, J. Geophys. Res., 81(26), 4825–4845, doi:10.1029/JB081i026p04825
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