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GEO 330 Lecture Notes - Lecture 31: Valles Marineris, Valley Network, Dew Point
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Atmosphere and Climate Change Wednesday, May 9, 2018 6:12 PM Retention of a Dense CO At2osphere Weathering and impact erosion could make thick CO atmos2heredifficult to maintain Impacts can removeatmosphe...

Geosciences
GEO 330
Timothy Glotch
GEO 330 Lecture Notes - Lecture 30: Groundwater Sapping, Valley Network, Clay Minerals
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Atmosphere and Climate Change Wednesday, May 9, 2018 6:12 PM Climate Change Multiple features on the Martian surface imply climatic conditions were different in the past than today: Valley networ...

Geosciences
GEO 330
Timothy Glotch
GEO 330 Lecture Notes - Lecture 29: Dark Slope Streak, Volumetric Heat Capacity, Dune
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Wind and Sedimentary Processes Wednesday, May 9, 2018 5:54 PM Wind Streaks and Tails Wind streaksare elongated albedo markings downstream of topographic obstacles (usually craters) Wind tails are accu...

Geosciences
GEO 330
Timothy Glotch
GEO 330 Lecture Notes - Lecture 28: Aeolian Processes, Dust Devil, Wind Speed
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Wind and Sedimentary Processes Wednesday, May 9, 2018 5:54 PM Wind Action of wind on the Martian surface has been observed Dust devils Sand grain saltation Global dust storms ...

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GEO 330
Timothy Glotch
GEO 330 Lecture 26: Landing Sites -- Surface Properties and Processes - 2
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Landing Sites -- Surface Properties and Processes Thursday, May 3, 2018 1:45 PM Mars Exploration Rovers Identical rovers sent to Meridiani Planum and Gusev Crater Search for evidence of water -- hydrothermal...

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GEO 330
Timothy Glotch
GEO 330 Lecture Notes - Lecture 27: Gusev (Martian Crater), Alkali Basalt, Pedestal Crater
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Landing Sites -- Surface Properties and Processes Thursday, May 3, 2018 1:45 PM Gusev Crater -- Wishstone Class Rocks Commonon Husband Hill and Cumberland Ridge Only found as float -- no outcrops observed ...

Geosciences
GEO 330
Timothy Glotch
GEO 330 Lecture Notes - Lecture 25: Vastitas Borealis, Gilbert Levin, Geiger Counter
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Landing Sites -- Surface Properties and Processes Thursday, May 3, 2018 1:45 PM The View from the Surface Four landers and four rovers have successfully returned imagery, mineralogical and geochemical dat...

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GEO 330
Timothy Glotch
GEO 330 Lecture Notes - Lecture 23: Plain, Alba Mons, Isidis Planitia
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Tectonics and Global Structure Monday, April 9, 2018 1:01 PM Differentiation of Mars As weve already discussed, Mars has differentiated into a core, mantle, and crust Core radius thought to be ~13001500km(comparedto total ...

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GEO 330
Timothy Glotch
GEO 330 Lecture Notes - Lecture 24: Valles Marineris, Ascraeus Mons, List Of Plains On Mars
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Tectonics and Global Structure Monday, April 9, 2018 1:01 PM Formation of Tharsis Evidence for early formation(end of Noachian) of Tharsis includes: Noachian age of deformationfeatures related to Tharsis Direction of valle...

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GEO 330
Timothy Glotch
GEO 330 Lecture Notes - Lecture 22: Valles Marineris, Mawrth Vallis, Aureum Chaos
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Mineralogy and Geochemistry from Remote Sensing (2) Monday, April 2, 2018 9:36 PM Minerals Deposited by the Action of Water Both midIR (MIR) and visiblenearIR (VNIR) remotesensing measurementshave detected several classes ...

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GEO 330
Timothy Glotch
GEO 330 Lecture Notes - Lecture 21: Thermal Emission Imaging System, Thermal Emission Spectrometer, Basaltic Andesite
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Mineralogy and Geochemistry from Remote Sensing (1) Monday, April 2, 2018 9:24 PM Primary Igneous Mineralogy View of crustal compositionon Mars revolutionizedby modern era of remotesensing, starting with the Thermal Emissi...

Geosciences
GEO 330
Timothy Glotch
GEO 330 Lecture Notes - Lecture 19: Shock Metamorphism, Planetary Differentiation, Cosmic Ray
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SNC Meteorites Saturday, March 31, 2018 4:30 PM Origin of SNC Meteorites How do we know that SNCs are from Mars? Age almostall Martian meteoritesare relatively young volcanic rocks (1801300My)with compositionsimilar to te...

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GEO 330
Timothy Glotch
GEO 330 Lecture Notes - Lecture 18: Nakhlite, Lherzolite, Diogenite
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SNC Meteorites Saturday, March 31, 2018 4:30 PM Meteorite Classification Undifferentiated Meteorites(Primitive) Chondrites Carbonaceous Chondrites CI, CM, CO, CV, CK, CR, CH Ordinary Chondrites H, L, LL RumurutiChrondrites...

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GEO 330
Timothy Glotch
GEO 330 Lecture Notes - Lecture 20: Goldschmidt Classification, Radiogenic Nuclide, Olivine
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SNC Meteorites Saturday, March 31, 2018 4:30 PM SNC Meteorites Mantle Composition and Mineralogy SNC meteoritechemistry used to estimate compositionof silicate portion of Mars (mantle and crust) Details vary between models...

Geosciences
GEO 330
Timothy Glotch
GEO 330 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Dew Point, Gamma Ray, Tharsis
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Ice and Polar Regions Friday, March 30, 2018 1:59 PM Ice on Mars Two main reservoirs Surface ice that interacts with the atmosphere and upper meter or so of subsurface Deeply buried ice that is isolated from the atmosphere...

Geosciences
GEO 330
Timothy Glotch

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