QUOTE (AlexBlackwell @ Jun 14 2007, 01:45 PM)
I've closely followed Oceanus Borealis in the literature ever since Tim Parker published his first paper...
For those who are interested, below are some (but certainly not all) of the key references in the Oceanus Borealis, Mars issue. I haven't bothered with LPSC or other similar conference presentations.Transitional morphology in the west Deuteronilus Mensae region of Mars: Implications for modification of the lowland/upland boundary
Parker, T. J., R. S. Saunders, and D. M. Schneeberger, Icarus 82
, 111–145, (1989).Coastal geomorphology of the Martian northern plains
Parker, T. J., D. S. Gorsline, R. S. Saunders, D. Pieri, and D. M. SchneebergerJ. Geophys. Res
, 11,061–11,078, (1993).Oceans or seas in the Martian northern lowlands: High resolution imaging tests of proposed shorelines
Malin, M. C., and K. S. Edgett, Geophys. Res. Lett
, 3049–3052, (1999).
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)Oceans in the past history of Mars: Tests for their presence using Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA) data
Head, J. W., M. A. Kreslavsky, H. Hiesinger, M. A. Ivanov, S. Pratt, N. Seibert, D. E. Smith, and M. T. ZuberGeophys. Res. Lett
, 4401-4404, (1998).AbstractPossible ancient oceans on Mars: Evidence from Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter data
Head, J. W., H. Hiesinger, M. A. Ivanov, M. A. Kreslavsky, S. Pratt, and B. J. ThomsonScience 286
, 2134– 2137, (1999).Full text Press releaseThe evolution of the Martian hydrosphere: Implications for the fate of a primordial ocean and the current state of the northern plains
Clifford, S. M., and Parker, T. J.Icarus 154
: 40-79, (2001).AbstractChryse Planitia, Mars: Topographic configuration, outflow channel continuity and sequence, and tests for hypothesized ancient bodies of water using Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA) data
Ivanov, M. A. and J. W. Head, III J. Geophys. Res
, 3275-3295, (2001).
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)Enigmatic ridges on the plains of Mars
Withers, P. and G.A. NeumannNature 410
, 652, (2001).Reprint available (scroll to bottom of page)Outflow Channels May Make a Case for a Bygone Ocean on Mars
by Linda M. V. Martel
PSRD Release (June 14, 2001)Oceans on Mars: An assessment of the observational evidence and possible fate
Carr, M. H., and J. W. HeadJ. Geophys. Res
(E5), 5042, (2003).
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)Ancient Floodwaters and Seas on Mars
by Linda M. V. Martel
PSRD Release (July 16, 2003)