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Gish Bar Patera, Io: Geology and Volcanic Activity, 1996-2001Since the two Voyagers passed by Jupiter in 1979, it has been known that volcanic activity is ubiquitous on the surface of Io. With over 400 volcanic centers, Io is even more volcanically active than the earth with massive flood basalt-style eruptions and komatitite lavas a common occurrence. Additionally, some volcanoes appear to be giant lava lakes, with violent activity churning the crust of the lake for periods of 20 years or more. Finally, sulfur is believed to play a large role in Io's volcanism, be it as a primary lava or as a secondary product of large, high-temperature eruptions. By studying one volcano in particular, Gish Bar Patera, one can observe many of these characteristics in one volcanic center.
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Conference Paper
Perry, Jason
(Arizona Univ. Tucson, AZ, United States)
Radebaugh, Jani
(Arizona Univ. Tucson, AZ, United States)
Lopes, Rosaly
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
McEwen, Alfred
(Arizona Univ. Tucson, AZ, United States)
Keszthelyi, Laszlo
(Geological Survey Flagstaff, AZ, United States)
Date Acquired
August 21, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2003
Publication Information
Publication: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXIV
Subject Category
Lunar And Planetary Science And Exploration
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