Our MDRS Team Logo

Our Logo was spearheaded by Liza with input from the team. It started out as a simple pencil drawing and ended up an impressive, striking Logo. THE STORY BEHIND THE LOGO  A signature represents a person’s identity. In the case of a research project where several individuals are involved, it will be a logo. Our... Continue Reading →

Latest Paper: CO2, Pits and Sand Furrows on Mars

L. E. Mc Keown, M. C. Bourke & J. N. McElwaine, Experiments On Sublimating Carbon Dioxide Ice And Implications For Contemporary Surface Processes On Mars Scientific Reports 7, Article number: 14181 (2017) doi:10.1038/s41598-017-14132-2 Carbon dioxide is Mars’ primary atmospheric constituent and is an active driver of Martian surface evolution. CO2 ice sublimation mechanisms have been proposed for a host... Continue Reading →

Latest Publication: Dune Migration on Mars

Cardinale, M., Silvestro, S., Vaz, D.A., Michaels, T., Bourke, M.C., Komatsu, G., Marinangeli, L., (2016). Present-day aeolian activity in Herschel Crater, Mars. Icarus, 265, 139-148. This paper presents evidence for ripple and dune migration in Herschel Crater on Mars. We estimate an average dune migration of 0.8 m and a minimum ripple migration of 1.1 m in... Continue Reading →

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