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Series: GSA Special Papers
Published: 01 December 2011
DOI: 10.1130/2011.2483(10)
... A comprehensive field training curriculum was developed and tested during the 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Spaceward Bound missions at the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS). The curriculum was developed to train teachers and students...
Series: GSA Special Papers
Published: 01 December 2011
DOI: 10.1130/2011.2483(09)
... recorded to study their effects on dust contamination. We found that more than 50 g of dust and soil were transported into the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) during the 12 EVAs (extravehicular activities) that were measured. The largest amount of contamination from EVA activity was due to open-cockpit...
Journal Article
Published: 01 May 2006
Vadose Zone Journal (2006) 5 (2): 742–750.
... the current excavation depth of each borrow pit. Particle size distribution was determined for each of the 39 soil samples (three samples from each of the 13 borrow pits) using a laser light scattering technique (Saturn DigiSizer 5200, Micromeritics Instruments, Norcross, GA), located at the Desert Research...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 February 2005
Vadose Zone Journal (2005) 4 (1): 72–78.
...) climate typified by dry, hot summers and cool, wet winters ( Hoitink et al., 2003 ). For the past 25 yr, the precipitation at the Hanford Meteorological Station (HMS) has averaged 180 mm yr −1 , about two-thirds of this amount coming in winter months (Nov.–Mar). Potential evaporation, controlled...
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Journal Article
Published: 30 April 2019
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (2019) 109 (3): 1125–1147.
... seismic moment rate of a planet from the k ≥ 1 largest events observed during a limited and possibly short‐time span, as can be expected, for example, for lander missions to Mars. The feasibility of the approach is demonstrated with a temporary broadband seismometer that was recording in the Mojave desert...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 February 2011
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (2011) 101 (1): 109–125.
... used 43 aftershocks of the 13 September 2002 earthquake ( M w 6.5) in the Andaman Sea recorded by three stations installed in the Andaman Islands. The coda Q factors calculated from the amplitude decay rate of the S -wave coda show a dependence on frequency and lapse time. We found...
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Journal: Geology
Published: 01 September 2012
Geology (2012) 40 (9): 851–854.
... of abrasion over the past 1.3 m.y. This unusual evidence underscores the largely unrecognized role that seismicity probably plays in hillslope sediment transport in the nearly rainless Atacama Desert, and perhaps on other seismically active but now dry worlds like Mars. 28 12 2011 6 4 2012 10 4...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 October 2014
Journal of Sedimentary Research (2014) 84 (10): 897–909.
... on the hyperarid coast of the Atacama Desert, marine laminated sediments record paleoceanographic variations related to coastal upwelling and regional South Pacific climate conditions. In this work we assess the provenance of lithic particles found in these laminated sediments and we analyze the relationship...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 July 2018
American Mineralogist (2018) 103 (7): 1011–1020.
... from the first 100 sols of MSL Rover Environmental Monitoring Station ground temperature sensor measurements at Gale crater . Journal of Geophysical Research, Planets , 119 , 745 – 770 , DOI: 10.1002/2013JE004520 . Hardie , L.A. ( 1967 ) The gypsum-anhydrite equilibrium at one...
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Published: 01 May 2011
Vadose Zone Journal (2011) 10 (2): 552–564.
... of gas and liquid water movement as they interact with vegetation in the current arid environment. The study period included El Niño Southern Oscillation driven precipitation extremes, including the driest and third wettest years on record. The Amargosa Desert Research Site is located...
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Journal Article
Journal: Elements
Published: 01 August 2010
Elements (2010) 6 (4): 241–246.
... exceeded 15,000 μg/m 3 , in contrast to normal levels of <20 μg/m 3 . The Australian research organization CSIRO estimated that 16 Tg of dust was stripped from the central deserts, with up to 75,000 t/h crossing the New South Wales coast north of Sydney. Four days later, another intense storm crossed...
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