Topographic evidence for shield volcanism on Io

Jeffrey M. Moore, Alfred S. McEwen, Edward F. Albin, Ronald Greeley

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Abstract

A shield volcano has been identified on Io, based on photoclinometrically determined slope values and planimetric presentation. The slope values (typically 10°) and 2.5 km height of the volcano imply that it is composed of a material with the mechanical properties of basaltic rock. The height of the volcano may also indicate a minimum value of ∼40 km for the thickness of the local lithosphere.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-183
Number of pages3
JournalIcarus
Volume67
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

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Topographic evidence for shield volcanism on Io. / Moore, Jeffrey M.; McEwen, Alfred S.; Albin, Edward F.; Greeley, Ronald.

In: Icarus, Vol. 67, No. 1, 1986, p. 181-183.

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Moore, JM, McEwen, AS, Albin, EF & Greeley, R 1986, 'Topographic evidence for shield volcanism on Io', Icarus, vol. 67, no. 1, pp. 181-183. https://doi.org/10.1016/0019-1035(86)90183-1
Moore, Jeffrey M. ; McEwen, Alfred S. ; Albin, Edward F. ; Greeley, Ronald. / Topographic evidence for shield volcanism on Io. In: Icarus. 1986 ; Vol. 67, No. 1. pp. 181-183.
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