DOI: 10.1029/2004je002330
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Abstract: [1] We develop a hydrological model of the Martian crust, including both ancient heavily cratered terrains and younger basaltic and sedimentary terrains. The porosity, permeability, and compressibility are represented as interdependent functions of the effective stress state of the aquifer, as determined by the combination of the lithostatic pressure and the fluid pore pressure. In the megaregolith aquifer model, the crust is modeled as a 2 km thick megaregolith, composed of lithified and fractured impact eje…

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