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The morphology of the Martian ice caps: a mathematical model of ice-dust kinetics

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Show simple item record Zammett, R.J Fowler, Andrew C. 2016-04-27T14:40:32Z 2016-04-27T14:40:32Z 2010
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dc.description.abstract Spiral-shaped canyons on the polar ice caps of Mars are striking morphological features whose explanation is still mysterious. We pose a model for the kinetics at the ice-atmosphere interface based on the positive feedback properties of both dust and ice albedo within the north polar ice cap, together with katabatic wind transport of exposed dust. Analysis of this model indicates that traveling waves are possible, but only solitary waves are found in the numerical solution. This suggests that the traveling wave hypothesis for trough formation may not be an appropriate explanation. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics;70 (7), pp. 2409-2433
dc.rights Copyright © by SIAM. Unauthorized reproduction of this article is prohibited
dc.subject polar ice caps en_US
dc.subject spiral waves en_US
dc.subject phase plane analysis en_US
dc.subject Mars en_US
dc.subject climate en_US
dc.subject water en_US
dc.title The morphology of the Martian ice caps: a mathematical model of ice-dust kinetics en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US 2016-04-27T14:32:07Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.relation.projectid 06/MI/005 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
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dc.description.status peer-reviewed

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