Bonneville basin analogues for large lake processes & chronologies of geomorphic development on Mars

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Geography
Creator Nicoll, Kathleen; Chan, Marjorie A.; Jewell, Paul
Other Author Parker, T. J.; Komatsu, G.; Okubo, C. H.
Title Bonneville basin analogues for large lake processes & chronologies of geomorphic development on Mars
Date 2009
Description Pleistocene Lake Bonneville was a large (~50,000 sq km) terrestrial closed lake system in Utah, USA that developed during the Last Glacial Maximum (~20 ka BP), and persisted at highstand until a catastrophic outburst flood event ~17.4 ka cal BP and warming climate significantly lowered its volume [1]. Lake Bonneville and its modern relict Great Salt Lake (fig. 1) is one of the most extensive, well preserved, and best dated lake systems on Earth and can serve as an analogue for deducing the style of development and age of similar features imaged on Mars [2]. Lake Bonneville exhibits prominent shorelines, spits, bay mouth barriers, deltas, gullies, outburst channels, and playa lake features, including patterned grounds and downwind aeolian systems, all of which are features inferred from imagery of Mars landforms.
Type Text
Publisher Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI)
Volume 1962
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Nicoll, K., Chan, M. A., Parker, T. J., Jewell, P. W., Komatsu, G., & Okubo, C. H. (2009). Bonneville basin analogues for large lake processes & chronologies of geomorphic development on Mars. 40th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Proceedings Document, 1962.
Rights Management (c)Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI); Nicoll, K., Chan, M. A., Parker, T. J., Jewell, P. W., Komatsu, G., & Okubo, C. H. (2009). Bonneville Basin analogues for large lake processes & chronologies of geomorphic development on Mars. 40th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Proceedings Document, # 1962. Lunar and Planetary Institute.
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Date Modified 2012-08-30
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