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Numerical simulation of lava flows: Applications to the terrestrial planetsLava flows are the visible expression of the extrusion of volcanic materials on a variety of planetary surfaces. A computer program described by Ishihara et al. appears to be well suited for application to different environments, and we have undertaken tests to evaluate their approach. Our results are somewhat mixed; the program does reproduce reasonable lava flow behavior in many situations, but we have encountered some conditions common to planetary environments for which the current program is inadequate. Here we present our initial efforts to identify the 'parameter space' for reasonable numerical simulations of lava flows.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Zimbelman, James R. (Smithsonian Institution Washington, DC, United States)
Campbell, Bruce A. (Smithsonian Institution Washington, DC, United States)
Kousoum, Juliana (Thomas Jefferson High School Falls Church, VA., United States)
Lampkin, Derrick J. (Ohio State Univ. Columbus., United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1993
Publication Information
Publication: Lunar and Planetary Inst., Twenty-Fourth Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Part 3: N-Z
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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