Distinguishing Sedimentary Depositional Environments on Mars Using In-Situ Luminescence Measurements and Neural Network Analysis.

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Although not recognized as a true geologic period on Mars, the term 'Martian Quaternary' emerged at the 2001 LPSC. The phrase helps focus attention on the fact that Mars does indeed exhibit dynamic surface processes andd geomorphic features active on time scales less than 10{sup 6} years. As on earth evolving landscapes can serve as important storehouses for paltoclimatic and paIeoenvironmental records. However, deciphering the 'Quaternary' history of Mars will require the development of 4 new set of tools that are uniquely suited to examining youthful sediments and geomorphic features.

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Lepper, K. E. (Kenneth E.) & Whitley, V. H. (Von H.) January 1, 2001.

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Although not recognized as a true geologic period on Mars, the term 'Martian Quaternary' emerged at the 2001 LPSC. The phrase helps focus attention on the fact that Mars does indeed exhibit dynamic surface processes andd geomorphic features active on time scales less than 10{sup 6} years. As on earth evolving landscapes can serve as important storehouses for paltoclimatic and paIeoenvironmental records. However, deciphering the 'Quaternary' history of Mars will require the development of 4 new set of tools that are uniquely suited to examining youthful sediments and geomorphic features.

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  • Submitted to: The 33rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference

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Lepper, K. E. (Kenneth E.) & Whitley, V. H. (Von H.). Distinguishing Sedimentary Depositional Environments on Mars Using In-Situ Luminescence Measurements and Neural Network Analysis., article, January 1, 2001; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc935057/: accessed August 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.