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Walther's Law for an Alluvial Fan

Let’s look at an alluvial fan in Gale Crater, Mars:  http://tinyurl.com/be39pmv

Where are there differences in environment laterally?  If the fan grew through time, how would you predict the deposits to change vertically?

For more information on ancient stream flows on Mars, see: 

http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/news/whatsnew/index.cfm?FuseAction=ShowNews&NewsID=1360