Volcanism on the Red Planet: Mars

  • Ronald Greeley
  • Nathan T. Bridges
  • David A. Crown
  • Larry Crumpler
  • Sarah A. Fagents
  • Peter J. Mouginis-Mark
  • James R. Zimbelman

Abstract

Of all of the planets in the solar system, Mars is the most Earth-like in its geologic characteristics. Like Earth, it has been subjected to exogenic processes, such as impact cratering and erosion by wind and water, as well as endogenic processes, including tectonic deformation of the crust and volcanism. The effects of these processes are amply demonstrated by the great variety of surface features, including impact craters, landslides, former river channels, sand dunes, and the largest volcanoes in the solar system.

Keywords

Crystallization Dust Depression Steam Radar 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronald Greeley
  • Nathan T. Bridges
  • David A. Crown
  • Larry Crumpler
  • Sarah A. Fagents
  • Peter J. Mouginis-Mark
  • James R. Zimbelman

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