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2006 Annual Science Report

University of Hawaii, Manoa Reporting  |  JUL 2005 – JUN 2006

Mars Surface Activity

4 Institutions
3 Teams
0 Publications
0 Field Sites
Field Sites

Project Progress

A study of seasonal frost on Mars is summarized in last year’s progress report under project title “Ice in sublimation environments” and described in a paper by Schorghofer and Edgett (2006).

Another project investigates “slope streaks” on Mars. Slope streaks are gravity driven mass movements that actively form in the dust covered regions of Mars today. This multi-year project involves image surveys and targeted image acquisition with the Mars Orbiter Camera on board Mars Global Surveyor. The current image surveys are done by undergraduate students David Gremminger and Lisa Tatsumi, who both received Space Grant Fellowships to carry out this work. The project is close to completion, and also involved O. Aharonson, K.S. Edgett, and M.F. Gerstell as additional collaborators.

    Norbert Schorghofer Norbert Schorghofer
    Research Staff
    Objective 2.1
    Mars exploration