Ruiz Pérez, Javier (1999) Onset of convection, heat flowand thickness of the Europa's Ice Shell. Earth moon and planets , 77 . pp. 99-104. ISSN 0167-9295
Official URL: http://www.springer.com/astronomy/journal/11038
The observational evidence given by Galileo spacecraft about Europa supports an icy rigid layer of several kilometers over another ductile layer of ice in convection, which floats over an internal ocean of liquid water. Before the onset of convection, heat is transmitted into the crust by conduction. The heat flow analysis in the potentially convective layer gives values higher than those obtained previously by tidal dissipation models, and suggests that the ice may be limited to a thin layer of 4 km total thickness.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Geoplanetología, Europa|
|Subjects:||Sciences > Geology > Geodynamics|
|Deposited On:||12 Apr 2010 17:07|
|Last Modified:||12 Apr 2010 17:07|
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