Application of Sequence-Stratigraphic Concepts to Mars: Eberswalde Crater
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Sedimentary deposits within Eberswalde Crater are generally interpreted as having formed in a fluviolacustrine depositional environment. The Eberswalde fan delta consists of five lobes (four deltaic), the relative stratigraphy of which can be unravelled through simple cross-cutting relationships, allowing inferences to be made of the approximate water level from the transition between delta plain and delta front. Switching between different lobes is inferred to have been controlled by allogenic control. We distinguish three water-level fluctuations, possibly associated with system tracts, on which a higher order regressive trend is superimposed. The three lower-order cycles may partly reflect control by transient and/or localized processes, but the cyclic behaviour suggests the presence of climatic control.
KeywordsEberswalde Crater Fan delta Lacustrine environment Sequence stratigraphy Mars
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