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Structural Analysis of Alba Patera, Mars: From deep-seated to shallow events (more info)

(dissertation)

Part I discusses the relationships of lineations and regional stresses to Martian tectonics around Alba Patera, a large volcanic feature, and utilizes a physical model of reservoir dynamics (sandbox and balloon). Part II discusses lithospheric flexure of the Martian crust with finite element modeling including Young's Modulus and Poisson's ratio and the relationship of crustal thickness to fault type. (Note: article is in English)

Citation information: Cailleau, B., 2002, Structural Analysis of Alba Patera, Mars: From deep-seated to shallow events [dissertation]: Kiel, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, 93 p.

Primary centers and secondary concentrations of tectonic activity through time in the western hemisphere of Mars

Stages of radial and concentric structures are analyzed in a regional context in the Tharsis volcanic region on Mars. Extensional, contractional, and volcanic structures are emphasized.

Citation information: Anderson, R., Dohm, J., Golombek, M., Haldemann, A., Franklin, B., Tanaka, K., Lias, J. and Peer, B., 2001, Primary centers and secondary concentrations of tectonic activity through time in the western hemisphere of Mars: Journal of Geophysical Research, vol. 106(E9), p. 20,563-20,586.

Maya Water World (Geoarchaeology and Basic Structure)

Maya burial site caves are generally related to the Chixulub impact crater structure. Global climate change effects in the region are also briefly mentioned. This is a very basic article.

Citation information: Vesilind, P. J., 2003, Maya Water World: National Geographic, October 2003.

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