Deltaic deposits on Mars

Deltaic deposits on Mars: Distribution and morphology of currently known candidate martian deltas.

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Explanations
Front m Delta front, MOLA
Hydrology C-single, steep canyon; Lw – Small and partially integrated watershed; Ew – Extended watershed with many tributaries
Avulsion Avulsion or multilobate deposition
Layering Internal layering
Morphometry M1 – single steep front in distal part (delta front); M2 – single intermediate terrace or slope break; M3 – radial profile with multiple steps and breaks in slope
Basin type O – Open basin, C – Closed basin

Citations

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