Candidate impact crater-hosted closed-basin lakes on Mars

Significance These basins have an inlet valley that incises the crater rim and flows into the basin but no visible outlet valley, and are considered candidate closed-basin lakes; the presence of a valley flowing into a basin does not necessitate the formation of a standing body of water.

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Metadata includes inlet valley type, fan presence and degradation, flooding elevation, lake area etc.

Citations

Goudge TA, Aureli KL, Head JW, Fassett CI, Mustard JF (2015) Classification and analysis of candidate impact crater-hosted closed-basin lakes on Mars. Icarus 260, 346–367
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