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The Importance of the Climate Record in the Martian Polar Layered Deposits

Whitepaper #144 submitted to the Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032. Topics: surface/geological evolution; Mars; other science themes: Cryosphere and ice

Published onMar 18, 2021
The Importance of the Climate Record in the Martian Polar Layered Deposits

This white paper focuses on the importance of the continued study of the stratigraphic record of climate in the Martian polar ice sheets with follow-on missions. The goal of these studies is to read the only other known detailed climate record on any planet besides Earth, which has profound implications for our understanding of planetary climates.


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