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Martian Seismicity: Implications of the Global Surface Fault Distribution and of Lithospheric Cooling

Knapmeyer, M. and Oberst, J. and Hauber, E. and Wählisch, M. and Deuchler, C. and Wagner, R. (2006) Martian Seismicity: Implications of the Global Surface Fault Distribution and of Lithospheric Cooling. In: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXVII, 1303, p. 1059. Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, TX. XXXVII Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 2006-03-13 - 2006-03-17, Houston, TX (USA). ISSN 1540-9120

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Abstract

This contribution presents a model that links the observed distribution of surface faults to the spatial distribution of marsquakes. The annual seismic moment budget is computed based on the as-sumption that global cooling and subsequent shrink-ing of Mars is the main source of strain today [1]. A truncated Gutenberg-Richter distribution is used to re-late the seismic moment budget to marsquake frequen-cies. We have derived a theoretical relation for the limitation of quake size by the lengths of the individual faults. This relation is used for the simulation of epi-center catalogs that may serve as input data for the development of seismological experiments.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:Martian Seismicity: Implications of the Global Surface Fault Distribution and of Lithospheric Cooling
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Knapmeyer, M.UNSPECIFIED
Oberst, J.UNSPECIFIED
Hauber, E.UNSPECIFIED
Wählisch, M.UNSPECIFIED
Deuchler, C.UNSPECIFIED
Wagner, R.UNSPECIFIED
Date:March 2006
Journal or Publication Title:Lunar and Planetary Science XXXVII
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Volume:1303
Page Range:p. 1059
Publisher:Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, TX
Series Name:LPI Contribution
ISSN:1540-9120
Status:Published
Keywords:Mars, tectonics, faults, seismology, marsquakes
Event Title:XXXVII Lunar and Planetary Science Conference
Event Location:Houston, TX (USA)
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2006-03-13 - 2006-03-17
Organizer:Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, TX
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):W - Vorhaben Vergleichende Planetologie (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Physics
Institute of Planetary Research
Deposited By: Nils Müller
Deposited On:26 Jun 2006
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 20:19

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