Martian Meteorites Record Surface Temperatures on Mars

G. Jeffrey Taylor, Planetary Science Research Discoveries, University of Hawaii

This site from Planetary Science Research Discoveries at the University of Hawaii uses recent research on using the ages of Martian meteorites to explore the history of surface temperature on Mars. Results of geochemical analyses from two very different meteorites indicate that Mars has experienced only very brief warm, wet periods during the past 4 billion years. Photographs, satellite images, thin sections, and graphs help illustrate the research.

Subject: Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars:Atmosphere/Climate, Martian Meteorites, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Topics: Solar system:Mars:Martian Meteorites, Solar system:Mars, Mars:Atmosphere/Climate, Solid Earth:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis, Solid Earth:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Climate
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Atmospheric Science, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate Change, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Planetary Science