If we could take half the Pacific Ocean and transfer it to Mars, what effects would that have on the Martian climate?
- thomas fLv 71 month ago
Such a move would make Mars colder and dryer. All of that water would freeze solid, which would make the albedo of Mars much higher, i.e. much more white, so Mars would retain less solar energy, rendering Mars colder than it is currently. Mars would then look very similar to Jupiter's moon Europa.
- 1 month ago
How odd that you don't seem to be concerned about the effect on Earth's climate.
- AcetekLv 41 month ago
It would all evaporate and get blown away by the solar winds
- Ronald 7Lv 71 month ago
It would have a limited existance given the way Mars is
3/5ths the Volume and 3/5ths Earth's Mass
Also 3/5ths of Earth's Gravity
The water would soak in to the Planet's surface, freeze or sublimate in the harsh Solar windSource(s): Mars itself
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- CarolOklaLv 71 month ago
Mars has enough water UNDERGROUND to cover it to a depth of 9 meters. There's no need to tale water from Earth to Mars. Liquid water Mars' surface with no dust to provide a little extra.pressure to keep it liquid sublimates and evaporates pretty rapidly. That drop of water on Phoenix's landing pad in 2008 was gone in just over 2 minutes.
Your facts are uncoordinated, outdated and wrong.
- nineteenthlyLv 71 month ago
It would lead to Mars having an atmosphere of water vapour, which is a greenhouse gas, so it would warm the planet up and possibly make it habitable, but it might not have any land surface.
- daniel gLv 71 month ago
Your fantasy,, make logic of it anyway you like.
- ANDYLv 51 month ago
Just say, if Mars had an ocean as large as the Pacific, what would Mars look like and how much different would the planet be than how it is now?
Now, since Mars has a diameter half of Earth's, almost all its surface would be covered with water . Mount Olympus, with its 25 km height would be seen as an island with a tall peak.
Since Mars has temperatures that go from much below zero to a high of only 20°C, all of the water there would be frozen, and only a very little part would melt when the 20°C is reached.
- PhilLv 61 month ago
How exactly would we transfer it to Mars ?
- MattLv 51 month ago
The water would probably freeze and then drift off into space. Meanwhile the population of earth would probably die of thirst