Investigating the Poleward Trend of Southern Dune Field Stabilization on Mars Using Thermophysical Observations
We hypothesize that dune fields near Mars' south pole are stabilized by shallow ground ice, a linkage that would make dune morphology a tracer for local climate. We investigate with thermal inertia measurements and thermal models and find surprises.
Fourth Annual International Planetary Dunes Workshop
- Pub Date:
- May 2015