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Exposed subsurface ice sheets in the Martian mid-latitudes

Overview of attention for article published in Science, January 2018
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24 blogs
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247 tweeters
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Title
Exposed subsurface ice sheets in the Martian mid-latitudes
Published in
Science, January 2018
DOI 10.1126/science.aao1619
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Authors

Colin M. Dundas, Ali M. Bramson, Lujendra Ojha, James J. Wray, Michael T. Mellon, Shane Byrne, Alfred S. McEwen, Nathaniel E. Putzig, Donna Viola, Sarah Sutton, Erin Clark, John W. Holt

Abstract

Thick deposits cover broad regions of the Martian mid-latitudes with a smooth mantle; erosion in these regions creates scarps that expose the internal structure of the mantle. We investigated eight of these locations and found that they expose deposits of water ice that can be >100 meters thick, extending downward from depths as shallow as 1 to 2 meters below the surface. The scarps are actively retreating because of sublimation of the exposed water ice. The ice deposits likely originated as snowfall during Mars' high-obliquity periods and have now compacted into massive, fractured, and layered ice. We expect the vertical structure of Martian ice-rich deposits to preserve a record of ice deposition and past climate.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 110 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 33 30%
Researcher 21 19%
Student > Master 13 12%
Student > Bachelor 10 9%
Unspecified 9 8%
Other 24 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Earth and Planetary Sciences 45 41%
Unspecified 19 17%
Physics and Astronomy 14 13%
Chemistry 6 5%
Engineering 6 5%
Other 20 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1652. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 08 February 2019.
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#1,127
of 12,981,594 outputs
Outputs from Science
#95
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#76
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#11
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