M. G. Chapman's research while affiliated with United States Geological Survey and other places

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Conference Paper
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This study aims to increase our understanding of cave thermal behavior and to identify optimal times for detecting caves using thermal remote sensing. Techniques developed for Earth caves will ultimately be applied to locating subterranean cavities on the

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... The thermal environment within caves also warrants consideration, with its consistency offering potential benefits. Studies on the thermal properties of very dry caves on Earth indicate that the temperatures inside the caves can be roughly estimated as the local mean annual surface temperature [20]. The thermal skin depth of the Martian regolith, that is the depth at which diurnal and seasonal surface temperature variations are attenuated by a factor of the mathematical constant e, is estimated in the order of several centimeters [21]. ...
... The thermal environment within caves also warrants consideration, with its consistency offering potential benefits. Studies on the thermal properties of very dry caves on Earth indicate that the temperatures inside the caves can be roughly estimated as the local mean annual surface temperature [20]. The thermal skin depth of the Martian regolith, that is the depth at which diurnal and seasonal surface temperature variations are attenuated by a factor of the mathematical constant e, is estimated in the order of several centimeters [21]. ...