"The South Polar Layered Deposits of Mars"

Sarah Milkovich
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech

The polar layered deposits of Mars are thought to contain a record of recent climate change within their layers of ice and dust. By understanding their formation and the processes that have shaped them, we hope to gain insight into the movement of water ice around the planet. An examination of the internal structure and the physical characteristics of the south polar layered deposits provides a step towards this understanding.