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Science goals for a Mars Polar Cap subsurface mission : optical approaches for investigations of inclusions in ice

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dc.contributor.author Carsey, Frank
dc.contributor.author Mogensen, Claus T.
dc.contributor.author Behar, Alberto
dc.contributor.author Engelhardt, Hermann
dc.contributor.author Lane, Arthur L.
dc.date.accessioned 2006-07-27T18:33:22Z
dc.date.available 2006-07-27T18:33:22Z
dc.date.issued 2002-08-26
dc.identifier.citation Physical and Mechanical Process in Ice, Chamonix, France, August 26-30, 2006. en
dc.identifier.clearanceno Physical and Mechanical Process in Ice, Chamonix, France, August 26-30, 2006.
dc.identifier.clearanceno 02-1704
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/39582
dc.description.abstract The Mars Polar Caps are highly interesting features of Mars and have received much recent attention with new and exciting data on morphology, basal units, and layered outcroppings. We have examined the climatological, glaciological, and geological issues associated with a subsurface exploration of the Mars North Polar Cap and have determined that a finescale optical examination of ice in a borehole, to examine the stratigraphy, geochemistry and geochronology of the ice, is feasible. This information will enable reconstruction of the development of the cap as well as prediction of the properties of its ice. We present visible imagery taken of dust inclusions in archived Greenland ice cores as well as in-situ images of accreted lithologic inclusions in West Antarctica, and we argue for use of this kind of data in Mars climate reconstruction as has been successful with Greenland and Antarctic ice core analysis. . en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 2626603 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2002. en
dc.subject glaciology en
dc.subject dust en
dc.subject scattering en
dc.title Science goals for a Mars Polar Cap subsurface mission : optical approaches for investigations of inclusions in ice en
dc.type Preprint en


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