Ground-Ice Features on Mars
At least some of the vast amount of water that carved Mars' fluvial and flood morphologies is still present in the form of ground ice. One of the most intriguing forms of ground ice is the pingo, a type of massive ice-cored mound found in periglacial and previously glacial terrains on Earth. This work involves investigations into pingo-like mounds on Mars using terrestrial pingos as analogs. Mapping pings and deducing their type and timing can aid in constraining the history of water on Mars.
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