The evolution of the surface temperature of Mars

Ann Henderson-Sellers*, A. J. Meadows

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Changes in the average surface temperature of Mars are studied as a function of the time that has elapsed since the origin of the planet. Time variations in the factors influencing the surface temperature are investigated: and approximate methods for computing the effect of such variations are discussed. Three possible degassing sequences are postulated, and their likely effects for the presence of liquid water on the Martian surface are assessed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-44
Number of pages4
JournalPlanetary and Space Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1976
Externally publishedYes


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