Admittance Survey of Type 1 Coronae on Venus: Implications for Elastic ThicknessCoronae are volcano-tectonic features on Venus which range from 60km to 2600km and are defined by their nearly circular patterns of fractures. Type 1 (regular) coronae are classified as having >50% complete fracture annuli. Previous work has examined the factors controlling the morphology, size, and fracture pattern of coronae, using lithospheric properties, loading signature and geologic characteristics. However, these studies have been limited to Type 2 (topographic) coronae (e.g. coronaes with <50% fracture annuli), and the factors controlling the formation of Type 1 coronae remain poorly understood. In this study, we apply the methodology of to survey the admittance signature for Type 1 coronae to determine the controlling parameters which govern Type 1 coronae formation.
Hoogenboom, T. (Leeds Univ. United Kingdom)
Smrekar, S. E. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Anderson, F. S. (Hawaii Univ. Honolulu, HI, United States)