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Announcement: September, 2020

Since our primary concern is for the safety and well-being of our community, the Martian Geological Enigmas: From the Late Noachian Epoch to the Present Day workshop has been postponed to October 4–6, 2021. Please refer to this website for updated workshop information.

Purpose and Scope

Puzzling pits, mysterious mountains, and baffling bends are all welcome at the workshop, where we aim to highlight the enigmatic and most debated aspects of Mars science since orbital observations began. The trans-chronological theme of the workshop attempts to capture the interest of planetary scientists whose work is seminal to Mars' geology but, perhaps, has received less attention than deserved.

The enigmas may be buried…

In the deep past of Mars; through the mid to the late Late Amazonia Epoch; stretching to the recent past or even today.

For example (but not limited to):

  • Early Mars vs mid-Mars vs late Mars: possible variances in boundary conditions…or not?
  • Mars oceans?
  • Surface flow-types: volcanism vs fluvial.
  • Crustal dichotomy: impact origin or endogenic?
  • Absolute surface ages and crater-size frequencies: strengths and shortcomings
  • Late Mars, freeze-thaw cycling of water, or not?
  • Glacial cycles and their geochronology.
  • Mars methane: endogenic vs exogenic origin
  • Downslope mass movements: wet, dry, or something else?

Abstracts for oral and poster presentations will be solicited.

Note: All electronic submission forms are part of the Meeting Portal, which requires users to set up a personal profile to access our electronic forms (setting up a profile is quick and easy, requiring only a few minutes of your time).