OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY
Geomorphology Brown Bag - Spring 2015
Tuesday 12 - 1 pm in Wilkinson 203
Geomorphology of MARS. Oh yes, we are going there.


Choose your own Martian Adventure: Compiling papers to choose from for spring quarter. Send suggestions to sarah.

Some topics: Groundwater sapping as a channel forming process, origin of river networks, lava flows, inverted topography, cyclic floods/cratering, Ice-caps, tiny elongated holes in Gale Crater

Kite et al., 2013. Growth and form of the mound in Gale Crate, Mars: Slope wind enhanced erosion and transport. Geology 41(6) 543-546.

Palucis et al., 2014. The origin and evolution of the Peace Vallis fan system that drains to the Curiosity landing area, Gale Crater, Mars. JGR 119(4):705-728

Jackson, M.P.A., Adams, J.B., Dooley, T.P., Gillespie, A.R., Montgomery, D. R. Modeling the collapse of Hebes Chasma, Valles Marineris, MarsGSA Bulletin, 10.1130/B30307.1;Data Repository item 2011021.

Montgomery, D. R., Som, S. M., Jackson, M., Schreiber, B. C., Gillespie, A., and Adams, J., Thin-skinned, continental-scale salt tectonics on Mars and the origin of Valles Marineris and associated outflow channelsGeological Society of America Bulletin, v. 121, p. 117-133, 2009.

Robert A. Craddock and Alan D. Howard, 2002. The case for rainfall on a warm, wet early Mars  JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH: PLANETS Volume 107, Issue E11, Pages: 21-1–21-36, DOI: 10.1029/2001JE001505

Yo Matsubara, Alan D. Howard and Sarah A. Drummond, 2011. Hydrology of early Mars: Lake basins JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH: PLANETS Volume 116, Issue E4, DOI: 10.1029/2010JE003739

Alan D. Howard, Jeffrey M. Moore and Rossman P. Irwin III, 2005.  An intense terminal epoch of widespread fluvial activity on early Mars: 1. Valley network incision and associated deposits JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH: PLANETS Volume 110, Issue E12, DOI: 10.1029/2005JE002459

Rossman P. Irwin III, Alan D. Howard, Robert A. Craddock and Jeffrey M. Moore, 2005. An intense terminal epoch of widespread fluvial activity on early Mars: 2. Increased runoff and paleolake development JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH: PLANETS Volume 110, Issue E12, DOI: 10.1029/2005JE002460

Isaac B. Smith, John W. Holt, Aymeric Spiga, Alan D. Howard and Gary Parker, 2013. The spiral troughs of Mars as cyclic steps JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH: PLANETS Volume 118, Issue 9, Pages: 1835–1857, DOI: 10.1002/jgre.20142

Edwin S. Kite, Scot Rafkin, Timothy I. Michaels, William E. Dietrich and Michael Manga, 2011. Chaos terrain, storms, and past climate on Mars JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH: PLANETS Volume 116, Issue E10, DOI: 10.1029/2010JE003792

Date Presenter Topic
Mar 31 2015

Laura Hempel

Overview of Geology and Geomorphology of Mars

Apr 7 2015

John Trimble

Large Alluvial Fans on Mars

2005_Moore&Howard-JGR__Planets.pdf
Apr 14 2015

Michelle Neely

An overview of aeolian features and processes on Mars: Montgomery, David R., Bandfield, Joshua L., and Becker, Scott K., Periodic bedrock ridges on Mars, Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 117, 9 March 2012 & Kerber and Head, 2011. A progression of induration in Medusae Fossae Formation transverse aeolian ridges: evidence for ancient aeolian bedforms and extensive reworking, ESPL 37 422-433.

2012_Montgomeryetal.pdf, 2011_KerberHead_TARs.pdf
Apr 21 2015

Jack Zunka

Perkins, J.P., Finnegan, Noah J. and de Silva, S.L 2015. Amplification of bedrock canyon incision by wind. Nature Geoscience DOI:10.1038/NGEO02381.

2015_Perkinsetal.pdf
Apr 28 2015

Lalo Guerrero

Nepal Earthquake of 4/25/15:

IRIS coverage http://www.iris.edu/hq/retm/3363 

Earth Observatory of Singapore:  http://www.earthobservatory.sg/news/april-25-2015-nepal-earthquake#.VT5I_KaKUxY

Lave, J., Yule, D., Sapkota, S., Basant, K., Madden, C., Attal, M., and Pandey, R., 2005, Evidence for a Great Medieval Earthquake (~1100 A.D.) in the Central Himalayas, Nepal: Science, v. 307, no. 5713, p. 1302–1305, doi: 10.1126/science.1104804.

Sapkota, S.N., Bollinger, L., Klinger, Y., Tapponnier, P., Gaudemer, Y., and Tiwari, D., 2012, Primary surface ruptures of the great Himalayan earthquakes in 1934 and 1255: Nature Geoscience,, doi: 10.1038/ngeo1669. Additional PDF is the News and Views about the work by Sapkota et al 2012.

Science 2005 Lave.pdf, Nature Geoscience 2012 Sapkota.pdf, sapkota_2013_rockwell_N&V.pdf
May 5 2015

Caroline Nash

Yo Matsubara, Alan D. Howard and J. Parker Gochenour, 2013. Hydrology of early Mars: Valley network incision JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH: PLANETS Volume 118, Issue 6, Pages: 1365–1387, DOI: 10.1002/jgre.20081

Matsubaraetal_2013_JGR.pdf
May 12 2015

Laura Hempel

Palucis et al., 2014. The origin and evolution of the Peace Vallis fan system that drains to the Curiosity landing area, Gale Crater, Mars. JGR 119(4):705-728.

For a summary: http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2013/pdf/1607.pdf

2014_Palucisetal_JGR.pdf
May 19 2015

Laurel Stratton

Fluvial/deltaic deposits NE of Holden Crater: Malin & Edgett 2003 Evidence for persistent flow and aqueous sedimentation on early Mars. Science Vol 302: 1931-1934; Moore et al., 2003. Martian layered fluvial deposits: Implications for Noachian climate scenarios, GRL 30(24): 2292 Jerolmack et al., 2004. A minimum time for the formation of Holden Northeast fan, Mars, GRL Vol 31. L21701, doi:10.1029/2004GL021326

malin_edgett_2003_martian_delta.pdf, moore_etal_2003_martian_delta.pdf, jerolmack_etal_2004_martian_delta.pdf
May 26 2015

Michelle Neely

Mars ice - exisiting features and geomorphological markers of past ice.

Head et al., 2005. Tropical to mid-latitude snow and ice accumulation, flow and glaciation on Mars. Nature 434:346-351.

2005_HeadEtAl.pdf
Jun 2 2015

Lalo Guerrero

Rossman P. Irwin III, Robert A. Craddock, Alan D. Howard and Holly L. Flemming, 2011. Topographic influences on development of Martian valley networks JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH: PLANETS Volume 116, Issue E2, DOI: 10.1029/2010JE003620

Irwinetal_2011_JGR.pdf