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Thermal isostasy and deformation of possible paleoshorelines on Mars



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Ruiz Pérez, Javier y Fairén, Alberto G. y Dohm, James M. y Tejero López, Rosa (2004) Thermal isostasy and deformation of possible paleoshorelines on Mars. Planetary and Space Science, 52 . pp. 1297-1301. ISSN 0032-0633

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Variations in martian surface heat flow, similar to those observed in terrestrial continental tectonothermally stable areas, could result in elevation differences of kilometric scale through differential thermal isostasy. This effect is enhanced with the increase of heat sources located within the crust. Local differences in the thermal history of the Mars’ lithosphere could have appreciably distorted the original long-wavelength topography of putative martian paleoshorelines. So, this work shows that a paleoequipotential surface does not necessarily have to fit well a present-day equipotential surface when evaluating paleoshorelines through assessment of high-resolution topography.

Tipo de documento:Artículo
Palabras clave:Mars; Thermal isostasy; Paleoshorelines; Heat flow; Equipotential surfaces
Materias:Ciencias > Geología > Geodinámica
Código ID:10486
Depositado:21 Abr 2010 12:18
Última Modificación:21 Sep 2015 12:25

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