2004
DOI: 10.1029/2004je002250
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Abstract: [1] The rapid rotation of Mars creates a significant pseudoforce, known as the Coriolis force, that greatly modifies the flight paths and subsequent deposition of distal ejecta (ejecta with launch velocities of 3 km/s and greater). An accurate depiction of the effects of the Coriolis force requires the integration of the Coriolis terms directly into a series of spherical ballistic equations applied within a rotating reference frame. The resulting landing positions of radially ejected particles tend to form di…

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