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Tectonic tests of proposed polar wander paths for Mars and the moon
External Online Source: doi:10.1016/0019-1035(86)90066-7
Author and Affiliation:
Grimm, R. E.(Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge, MA, United States)
Solomon, S. C.(MIT, Cambridge, MA, United States)
Abstract: A comparison of the lithospheric stress field predicted for rapid global reorientations against observed tectonic features is used to test the polar wander paths proposed for Mars by Schultz and Lutz-Garihan (1981). A calculation of the reorientation stresses leads to the suggestion that the formation of normal faults or graben in broad regions around the former rotation poles should be the minimum tectonic signature of a reorientation that generates lithospheric stresses in excess of the extensional strength of near-surface material. It is concluded that polar wander of the magnitude and timing envisioned by Schultz and Lutz-Garihan did not occur.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1986
Document ID:
19860051081
(Acquired Nov 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 86A35819
Subject Category: LUNAR AND PLANETARY EXPLORATION
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: Icarus; p. 110-121; (ISSN 0019-1035); 65
Publisher Information: United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NSG-7297
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Massachusetts Inst. of Tech.; Cambridge, MA, United States
Description: 12p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: MARS (PLANET); MOON; POLAR WANDERING (GEOLOGY); TECTONICS; GEOLOGICAL FAULTS; LITHOSPHERE; LUNAR ROTATION; PLANETARY ROTATION; STRESS DISTRIBUTION
Imprint And Other Notes: Icarus (ISSN 0019-1035), vol. 65, Jan. 1986, p. 110-121.
Availability Source: Other Sources
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