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Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa


Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa, 2021, Vol. 18, No. 4, pp. 263-275

Study of climate conditions on Martian surface during the formation of slope streaks

E.S. Brusnikin 1 , K.E. Caballero Enrique 1 , N.A. Kozlova 1 
1 Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography, Moscow, Russia
Accepted: 21.06.2021
DOI: 10.21046/2070-7401-2021-18-4-263-275
Slope streaks on Mars are enigmatic and unique kind of features observed only on this planet and their formation on the Martian surface is still active. To explain this Martian phenomenon two opposite mechanisms of slope streaks formation have been proposed: “dry” (Sullivan et al., 2001) and “wet” (Kreslavsky, Head, 2009). But none of the mechanisms has yet explained all the observed characteristics of the slope streaks. In work describes the results of investigations the process of formations of slope streaks on Mars for a few Martian years. We used intersecting images from the THEMIS and CTX scanning imaging systems. In area of overlapping images we determined the time intervals when new slope streaks appear on the surface of Mars. Using information about the time intervals of slope streaks formations, we determined the conditions of Mars atmosphere when slope streaks formation was more activity using the Mars Climate Database.
Keywords: Mars, slope streaks, Mars Climate Database, climate of Mars
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