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Numerical simulation of lava flows: Applications to the terrestrial planets
Author and Affiliation:
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)
Abstract: Lava 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.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1993
Document ID:
19940016431
(Acquired Dec 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 94N20904
Subject Category: GEOPHYSICS
Coverage: Abstract Only
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publication Information: Lunar and Planetary Inst., Twenty-Fourth Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Part 3: N-Z; p 1577-1578
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Smithsonian Institution; Washington, DC, United States
Description: 2p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; FLUID FLOW; LAVA; NUMERICAL ANALYSIS; TERRESTRIAL PLANETS; VOLCANOLOGY; PLANETARY GEOLOGY; PLANETARY SURFACES; VOLCANOES
Imprint And Other Notes: In Lunar and Planetary Inst., Twenty-Fourth Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Part 3: N-Z p 1577-1578 (SEE N94-20636 05-91)
Availability Source: Other Sources
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