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              Mars- Mawrth Vallis  
                    
Drainage Pattern
                     
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 Roger Weller, geology instructor (wellerr@cochise.edu  last edited:  10/19/15

All views were derived from Google Mars and were originally obtained from the European Space Agency.

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     Mawrth Vallis, Unlike Ares Vallis, does not have any collapsed chaos depressions to
provide fluids to the river channel.  Instead, it falls within a drainage basin.  Water coming
into the basin from above appears to be the sole source for creating the flow channel.
 
 
     The dotted lines represent the outline of the drainage basin, whereas the solid lines are flow features.

     In order to highlight the outline of the basin, I used the time of day function on Google Mars and set
it to night.
 This removed the surface features leaving only the mapping lines.
 

 

In order to create a black and white line drawing I reversed the colors.


For additional information on the drainage basin, the elevations are posted for the edge of the basin
where slopes change.  The highest point is minus 2724 feet and the lowest is minus 8566 feet.
Elevations were derived from Google Mars.



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 Also visit: Cochise College Mars Landforms , Mars Explored, 
           and
Cochise College Geology Home Page
                                                   
 Roger Weller, geology instructor (wellerr@cochise.edu  last edited:  10/19/15

All views were derived from Google Mars and were originally from the European Space Agency (ESA
).

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