Skip to main content

Soil-like deposits observed by Sojourner, the Pathfinder rover

Dates

Publication Date

Citation

Soil-like deposits observed by Sojourner, the Pathfinder rover; 1999; Article; Journal; Journal of Geophysical Research E: Planets; Moore, Henry J.; Bickler, Donald B.; Crisp, Joy A.; Eisen, Howard J.; Gensler, Jeffrey A.; Haldemann, Albert F. C.; Matijevic, Jacob R.; Reid, Lisa K.; Pavlics, Ferenc

Summary

Most of the soil-like materials at the Pathfinder landing site behave like moderately dense soils on Earth with friction angles near 34°-39° and are called cloddy deposits. Cloddy deposits appear to be poorly sorted with dust-sized to granule-sized mineral or rock grains; they may contain pebbles, small rock fragments, and clods. Thin deposits of porous, compressible drifts with friction angles near 26°-28° are also present. Drifts are fine grained. Cohesions of both types of deposits are small. There may be indurated soil-like deposits and/or coated or crusted rocks. Cloddy deposits may be fluvial sediments of the Ares-Tiu floods, but other origins, such as ejecta from nearby impact craters, should be considered. Drifts are probably [...]

Contacts

Attached Files

Click on title to download individual files attached to this item.

metadata2489003291802141425.xml
Potential Metadata Source

View
2.61 KB
Thumbnail
Thumbnail

Tags

Provenance

Data source
Harvester
Harvested on Mon Jul 21 14:08:17 MDT 2014 from MODS XML Service

Additional Information

Identifiers

Type Scheme Key
local-index unknown 70021698
local-pk unknown 70021698
doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1029/1998JE900005
series unknown Journal of Geophysical Research E: Planets

Citation Extension

citationTypeArticle
journalJournal of Geophysical Research E: Planets
languageEnglish
parts
typevolume
value104
typeissue
valueE4

Item Actions

View Item as ...

Save Item as ...

View Item...