Lakes on Mars - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444528544, 9780080931623

Lakes on Mars

1st Edition

Editors: Nathalie Cabrol Edmond Grin
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444528544
eBook ISBN: 9780080931623
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 15th September 2010
Page Count: 410
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Introductory Note (N.A. Cabrol). List of Acronyms. Foreword (Victor Baker). 1. Searching for Lakes on Mars: Three Decades of Exploration (N.A. Cabrol, E.A. Grin). 2. Acquisition and History of Water on Mars (M.H. Carr, J.W. Head). 3. Hydrologic Provinces on Mars: Physiographic Control on Drainage and Ponding (R.A. De Hon). 4. Heated Lakes on Mars (H.E. Newsom). 5. Lakes in Valles Marineris (B.K. Lucchitta). 6. Episodic Ponding and Outburst Flooding Associated with Chaotic Terrain in Valles Marineris (K. Harrison, M. Chapman). 7. Evidence for Ancient Lakes in the Hellas Region (S. Wilson, J.M. Moore, A. Howard, D. E. Wilhems). 8. Deltas and Valley Networks on Mars: Implications for a Global Hydrosphere (G. Di Achille, B.M. Hynek). 9. The Northern Plains: A Martian Oceanic Basin? (T.J. Parker, J.A. Grant, B.J. Franklin). 10. The Western Elysium Planitia Paleolake (M.R. Balme, C.J. Callagher, D.P. Page, J.B. Murray, J.-P. Muller, J.-R Kim). 11. The Sedimentary Record of Modern and Ancient Dry Lakes (G.G. Ori). 12. Aqueous Depositional Settings in Holden Crater, Mars, J.A. Grant, R.P. Irvin, III, S.A. Wilson). 13. Dynamics of Declining Lake Habitat in a Changing Climate (N.A. Cabrol, E.A. Grin). Index

Key Features

    • First review on the subject by worldwide leading authorities in the field
    • New studies with most recent data, new images, figures, and maps
    • Most recent results from research in terrestrial analogs

    Readership

    astronomy scientist, sedimentologists, astrobiologists, planetary scientists

    Table of Contents

    Introductory Note (N.A. Cabrol). List of Acronyms. Foreword (Victor Baker). 1. Searching for Lakes on Mars: Three Decades of Exploration (N.A. Cabrol, E.A. Grin). 2. Acquisition and History of Water on Mars (M.H. Carr, J.W. Head). 3. Hydrologic Provinces on Mars: Physiographic Control on Drainage and Ponding (R.A. De Hon). 4. Heated Lakes on Mars (H.E. Newsom). 5. Lakes in Valles Marineris (B.K. Lucchitta). 6. Episodic Ponding and Outburst Flooding Associated with Chaotic Terrain in Valles Marineris (K. Harrison, M. Chapman). 7. Evidence for Ancient Lakes in the Hellas Region (S. Wilson, J.M. Moore, A. Howard, D. E. Wilhems). 8. Deltas and Valley Networks on Mars: Implications for a Global Hydrosphere (G. Di Achille, B.M. Hynek). 9. The Northern Plains: A Martian Oceanic Basin? (T.J. Parker, J.A. Grant, B.J. Franklin). 10. The Western Elysium Planitia Paleolake (M.R. Balme, C.J. Callagher, D.P. Page, J.B. Murray, J.-P. Muller, J.-R Kim). 11. The Sedimentary Record of Modern and Ancient Dry Lakes (G.G. Ori). 12. Aqueous Depositional Settings in Holden Crater, Mars, J.A. Grant, R.P. Irvin, III, S.A. Wilson). 13. Dynamics of Declining Lake Habitat in a Changing Climate (N.A. Cabrol, E.A. Grin). Index

    Details

    No. of pages:
    410
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © Elsevier Science 2010
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Elsevier Science
    eBook ISBN:
    9780080931623
    Hardcover ISBN:
    9780444528544
    Paperback ISBN:
    9780444638328

    About the Editor

    Nathalie Cabrol

    Cabrol is the Principal Investigator of the SETI Institute team that was selected by the NASA Astrobiology Institute in October 2014 to lead a 5-year project entitled: Changing Planetary Environments and the Fingerprints of Life. See: https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/nai/teams/can-7/seti/ The project is about the search for habitability and life on Mars leading to the Mars 2020 mission. Additionally, as of August 7th 2015, Cabrol became the Director of the Carl Sagan Center at the SETI Institute, leading the science for multidisciplinary research scientists who search for life beyond Earth from prebiotic chemistry, to the exploration of the Solar System, the exoplanets, and the search for technologically advanced extraterrestrial civilizations.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    SETI Carl Sagan Center/NASA Ames Research Center, USA

    Edmond Grin

    Grin has an academic background in hydrogeology, and for 30 years worked on dam and hydropower projects. His familiarity with the characteristics of lakes and rivers on Earth makes him especially valuable when it comes to looking for similar features on Mars, where NASA’s exploration strategy has been to “follow the water.” Grin, together with his wife, Cabrol, championed Gusev crater – an apparent lake basin – as the landing site for the Spirit rover. A new three-year project in which Grin is involved, called “Life in the Atacama”, will demonstrate that autonomous robot rovers can reliably detect primitive microorganisms. The rovers will be field tested in Chile’s Atacama desert, an earthly analog for the landscapes of Mars.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    SETI Carl Sagan Center/NASA Ames Research Center, USA