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Water on Mars

Presenter: Michael Manga, University of California, Berkeley
When: March 20, 2006 11AM PST

Understanding the water cycle on a planet is essential for evaluating the suitability of different environments for supporting life. I will focus on three problems that provide constraints on both past and present volumes of water on the Martian surface and within the Martian crust:
1) Can groundwater be discharged fast enough to make outflow channels?
2) What are the hydrological effects of large impacts?
3) Were there large oceans on Mars?

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