Gale crater X-ray amorphous components - Supplemental materials

Published: 27 January 2021| Version 3 | DOI: 10.17632/srm3v7sr76.3
Rebecca Smith


Supplemental tables for Smith et al. manuscript entitled "X-ray amorphous components in sedimentary rocks of Gale Crater, Mars: Evidence for ancient formation and long-lived aqueous activity" submitted to the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets. In this manuscript, we calculate the compositions of the bulk X-ray amorphous components found in 19 sedimentary rocks in Gale crater, Mars, and use crosscutting relationships and geologic context to constrain their formation mechanisms and timing. The tables in this Supplementary Materials contain the inputs for the calculations, as well as the resulting compositions and data used for the figures in the manuscript.


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We used the methods of: Dehouck, E., McLennan, S. M., Meslin, P.-Y., & Cousin, A. (2014). Constraints on abundance, composition, and nature of X-ray amorphous components of soils and rocks at Gale crater, Mars. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 119(12), 2640-2657. doi: 10.1002/2014je004716


Stony Brook University


Mars, Planetary Geology