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Yield strengths of flows on the earth, Mars, and moonDimensions of flows on the earth, Mars, and moon and their topographic gradients obtained from remote measurements are used to calculate yield strengths with a view to explore the validity of the Bingham plastic model and determine whether there is a relation between yield strengths and silica contents. Other factors are considered such as the vagaries of natural phenomena that might contribute to erroneous interpretations and measurements. Comparison of yield strengths of Martian and lunar flows with terrestrial flows suggests that the Martian and lunar flows are more akin to terrestrial basalts than they are to terrestrial andesites, trachytes, and rhyolites.
Document ID
19790055273
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Moore, H. J. (U.S. Geological Survey Menlo Park, Calif., United States)
Arthur, D. W. G. (Geological Survey Menlo Park, CA, United States)
Schaber, G. G. (U.S. Geological Survey Flagstaff, Ariz., United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1978
Subject Category
LUNAR AND PLANETARY EXPLORATION
Meeting Information
Lunar and Planetary Science Conference(Houston, TX)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NASA ORDER W-13130
CONTRACT_GRANT: NASA ORDER W-13709
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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