Thermal and Crustal Evolution of Mars
S. A. Hauck, R. J. Phillips 2002 Journal of Geophysical Research v 107, No. E7, 6-1 to 6-19, doi:10.1029/ 2001JE001801

This article from the Journal of Geophysical Research presents a thermal-magmatic model for the evolution of the crust and mantle of Mars. This model is consistent with estimates of Mars' average crustal thickness and crustal growth rates. Key elements of the model include a wet mantle rheology, fractionation of heat producing elements to the crust, and near chondritic abundance of elements.


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Subject: Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars, Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars:Geologic History, Geophysics, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars:Structure/Tectonics, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Book
Topics: Solar system:Mars:Structure/Tectonics, Geophysics, Solar system:Mars, Mars:Geologic History