Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment

Oscar Kamps

Date: 10 March 2021
Time: 16:45 - 17:45
Location: Online

Dissertation title: 

Mars in Multi-Dimensions, A Global Geological Survey

Group: University of Twente, Department of Earth Systems Analysis
Promotor: prof.dr. F.D. van der Meer


The availability of global orbital data has advanced the understanding of the geology of Mars. However, the limited availability of verification data complicates the interpretation of the data, resulting in multiple hypotheses on the geological history and past conditions to explain interpreted mineralogical- and geochemical differences. Also, it is unlikely that sufficient in-situ validation data will be available in the near future to explain such differences. For this reason, the research performed in this thesis is initiated with the purpose that new global perspectives on the Martian geology can come from either new orbital datasets or the use of novel analysis techniques on existing data. The title “Mars in multi-dimensions” can be explained in multiple ways. It refers to the multi-dimensions of multi-variate data analysis techniques applied in most of the studies within this thesis, and refers to the different dimensions or perspectives of the different orbital instruments used in this study to characterize mineralogy and geochemistry.

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