publication . Conference object . 2003

An Alluvial Fan at Apollinaris Patera, Mars

Ghail, RC; Hutchison, JE;
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  • Published: 17 Feb 2003
  • Country: United Kingdom
Apollinaris Patera, Mars (7˚S,173˚E), is an intermediate sized volcano (~6 km high, 150 km diameter) with a large (200-km long) fan-like deposit on its southern flank. This fan is deeply incised and originates from a single breach in the rim of the summit caldera. New topographic and multispectral image data reveal that this fan is alluvial, implying a long-lived source of (volcaniclastic) sediment and water (probably from a caldera lake).
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