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ISPRS 2003 Surface Age Conputations for Mars: A Step Toward the Formal Proof of Martian Ocean Recession, Timing and Probability.
Many indicators for ocean on Mars were proposed: outflow channels and features related to the evolution of standing bodies of water (polygons, lobate impact craters), features consistent with the shoreline interpretation, MEGAOUTFLO hypothesis, MOLA data, glaciers, fluvial channels and gullies, MGS data, influence on planetary climate, etc. Recently, mathematical approach was proposed providing a way to compute how deep Martian ocean was during each period of the planet history, including the probability that ocean did exist once. The important step toward the formal proof of Martian ocean recession, timing and probability, are surface age computations based on crater statistics.
- G. Salamunićcar
- Added to Astropedia
- 14 May 2012
- 9 July 2013
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