Imperial College London

Geraint Northwood-Smith

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Research Postgraduate
 
 
 
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Contact

 

g.northwood-smith18 Website

 
 
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Location

 

493Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Life on Mars

Current research questions:

  • How much water existed on the surface/sub-surface of Mars during the late-Noachian to early-Amazonian (around 3-4 billion years ago)?
  • Was Mars' climate generally cold and dry or warm and wet, and how stable were these conditions?
  • Did Mars' northern hemisphere host an ocean?

Methods:

  • Analysis of sediments and stratigraphy via rover imagery and orbital mapping to infer depositional settings. 
  • Comparison with terrestrial analogous sediments.