HiPOD: Monday, 5 April 2021
Alluvial Fans in Coprates Chasma

Alluvial Fans in Coprates Chasma

Alluvial Fans in Coprates Chasma
There are many alluvial fans that join together to form bajadas in this part of Coprates Chasma. These fans appear to be related to light-toned deposits seen in the base of the canyon. This observation would allow a much better look at both the alluvial fans (on north and south walls) and their relationship with the light-toned deposits. This observation would also cover some possible normal faulting in the fan deposits, which would help to determine the relationship between faulting and sedimentation in Valles Marineris.

ID: ESP_060043_1660
date: 19 May 2019
altitude: 262 km

NASA/JPL/UArizona
https://uahirise.org/hipod/ESP_060043_1660
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Black & white is less than 5 km across; enhanced color is less than 1 km