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Floods of water and lava in the Columbia River Basin: Analogs for Mars

January 1, 2009

The Columbia River Basin (CRB) is home to the best studied examples of two of the most spectacular geologic processes on Earth and Mars: flood volcanism and catastrophic water floods. Additionally, features formed by a variety of eolian, glacial, tectonic, and mass-wasting processes can also be seen in the CRB. These terrains provide exceptional terrestrial analogs for the study of similar processes on Mars. This field guide describes four one-day trips out of Moses Lake, Washington, to observe a wide variety of Mars analogs.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2009
Title Floods of water and lava in the Columbia River Basin: Analogs for Mars
DOI 10.1130/2009.fld015(34)
Authors Laszlo P. Keszthelyi, Victor R. Baker, Windy L. Jaeger, David R. Gaylord, Bruce Bjornstad, Noam Greenbaum, Stephen Self, Thorvaldur Thordarson, Naomi Porat, Marek G. Zreda
Publication Type Book Chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Series Title
Series Number
Index ID 70200861
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Astrogeology Science Center