A test for Io's magma ocean: Modeling tidal dissipation with a partially molten mantle: IO DISSIPATION

  title={A test for Io's magma ocean: Modeling tidal dissipation with a partially molten mantle: IO DISSIPATION},
  author={C. Bierson and F. Nimmo},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
Magnetic induction measurements and astrometry provide constraints on the internal structure of Io, a volcanically active moon of Jupiter. We model the tidal response of a partially molten Io using an Andrade rheology which is supported by silicate deformation experiments. This model uses material properties similar to the Earth’s mantle and includes feedbacks between partial melting, tidal heat production, and melt transport. We are able to satisfy constraints provided by the measured… Expand

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