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Very recent karst landforms within Cagli Crater, Sinus Meridiani, Mars

Davide Baioni
Very recent karst landforms within Cagli Crater, Sinus Meridiani, Mars
Italian Journal of Geosciences (June 2019) 138 (2): 262-273

Abstract

This paper describes the possible karst landforms observed in the Light Toned Deposits (LTDs) located within the Cagli crater, a medium size crater located in northern Sinus Meridiani, an area near the equatorial region of Mars. A morphological and morphometric survey of the LTDs surface morphologies through an integrated analysis of the available Reconnaissance Mars Orbiter (MRO) High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) images highlighted the presence of shallow depressions that display different shapes and sizes. The Martian landforms were interpreted as sinkhole resembling similarly karst landforms that can be observed both in different karst terrains on the Earth and in other regions of Mars. The karst landforms observed highlight the evaporitic origin of these materials and suggest both climatic change and the presence of liquid water, probably due to ice melting, during the late Amazonian period.


ISSN: 2038-1719
EISSN: 2038-1727
Serial Title: Italian Journal of Geosciences
Serial Volume: 138
Serial Issue: 2
Title: Very recent karst landforms within Cagli Crater, Sinus Meridiani, Mars
Author(s): Baioni, Davide
Affiliation: Universita di Urbino Carlo Bo, Planetary Geology Research Group, Urbino, Italy
Pages: 262-273
Published: 201906
Text Language: English
Publisher: Societa Geologica Italiana, Rome, Italy
References: 139
Accession Number: 2019-063810
Categories: Extraterrestrial geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 1 table
Country of Publication: Italy
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2019, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, Copyright, Societa Geologica Italiana. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 201933
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