Cryovolcanism on the icy satellites

  title={Cryovolcanism on the icy satellites},
  author={Jeffrey S. Kargel},
  journal={Earth, Moon, and Planets},
  • J. Kargel
  • Published 1994
  • Geology
  • Earth, Moon, and Planets
Evidence of past cryovolcanism is widespread and extremely varied on the icy satellites. Some cryovolcanic landscapes, notably on Triton, are similar to many silicate volcanic terrains, including what appear to be volcanic rifts, calderas and solidified lava lakes, flow fields, breached cinder cones or stratovolcanoes, viscous lava domes, and sinuous rilles. Most other satellites have terrains that are different in the important respect that no obvious volcanoes are present. The preserved… Expand
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