Nimmo, F. and Pappalardo, R.T. and Giese, B. (2001) Elastic thickness and heat flux estimates on Ganymede. AGU, San Francisco, CA, 10-14 December 2001.
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We identify sites of apparent flexural uplift at rift zone boundaries on Ganymede using Galileo stere-derived topography. The estimated effective elastic thichness Te is 0.2-0.6 km for a nominal Young's modulus of 1 GPa. Using a viscoelastic model of the ice crust we find that the ratio of Te to conductive lid thickness is <0.5. The inferred local heat flux during deformation is less than 480mWm_-2 and probably close to 60mWm_-2. This value is an order of magnitude greater that the present-day radiogenic heat flux. The stresses required to cause fault motion are around 1MPa. Both the high heat flux and the higher stresses are consistent with estimates of these quantities during an episode of transient tidal heating in Ganymede's past.
|Document Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)|
|Title:||Elastic thickness and heat flux estimates on Ganymede|
|Keywords:||Satellites of Jupiter, Ganymede, heat flux|
|Event Title:||AGU, San Francisco, CA, 10-14 December 2001|
|Organizer:||American Geophyiscal Union|
|HGF - Research field:||Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)|
|HGF - Program:||Space (old)|
|HGF - Program Themes:||W EW - Erforschung des Weltraums|
|DLR - Research area:||Space|
|DLR - Program:||W EW - Erforschung des Weltraums|
|DLR - Research theme (Project):||UNSPECIFIED|
|Institutes and Institutions:||Institut für Weltraumsensorik und Planetenerkundung|
|Deposited By:||Susanne Pieth|
|Deposited On:||16 Sep 2005|
|Last Modified:||14 Jan 2010 19:00|
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