Chemistry & Geosciences
Owing to multiple successful orbiter and rover missions in the past two and half decades, our understanding of the Martian atmosphere, terrain, and subsurface has continuously evolved. This prompts the need to revisit the first holistic review of Martian geomorphology based on useful images from Viking Mission orbiters, authored by Prof. Victor R. Baker. Several of the remote sensing-based interpretations and recommendations in Baker’s (1981) paper are as valid even today as they were four decades back. With an unprecedented focus on Mars exploration in the coming decades, it is important to briefly revisit the advances and prospects in Martian geomorphology research.
Bhardwaj, A., Sam, L. and Gharehchahi, S. (2021). Four decades of understanding Martian geomorphology: Revisiting Baker’s ‘The geomorphology of Mars’. Progress in Physical Geography, https://doi.org/10.1177/03091333211026215