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Stratigraphic unit map of Eberswalde crater below the -1200 m contour
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A detailed geologic characterization of Eberswalde crater, Mars

1M.S. Rice, 2J.F. Bell III, 3S. Gupta, 4N.H. Warner, 3K. Goddard, and 5R.B. Anderson

1Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology, 2School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University, 3Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College, 4Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 5U.S. Geological Survey Astrogeology Team

Mars 8, 15-57, 2013 | doi:10.1555/mars.2013.0002
Submitted: September 20, 2011; Accepted: September 13, 2012; Published: May 10, 2013

We have produced detailed maps of the stratigraphic and geomorphic units within Eberswalde crater, and our observations of the stratigraphy, geomorphology, topography and crater densities imply a complex history of deposition and exhumation. Major events include the infilling of Eberswalde by ejecta from the Holden crater impact, possible hydorthermal activity, faulting due to regional stresses, the formation of multiple deltas in a crater lake, and extensive removal of sediments.

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