Forward mechanical modeling of thrust faults on Mercury



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Egea González, Isabel and Ruiz Pérez, Javier and Fernández Rodríguez, Carlos and Márquez González, Álvaro (2010) Forward mechanical modeling of thrust faults on Mercury. In European Planetary Science Congress 2010, 19 – 24 September 2010, Rome, Italy.

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In this work we use a mechanical dislocation program to analyze the fault geometries and depths associated with a group of prominent lobate scarps in Mercury. We obtain depths of faulting of 30-40 km. This range overlaps with those previously obtained for Discovery Rupes and for two unnamed lobate scarps.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Mercury, Planetary
Subjects:Sciences > Geology > Geodynamics
ID Code:34277
Deposited On:12 Nov 2015 10:18
Last Modified:16 Nov 2015 12:25

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