Emplacement of long lava flows on planetary surfaces

  title={Emplacement of long lava flows on planetary surfaces},
  author={James R. Zimbelman},
Three long lava flows on Mars, Venus, and the Moon were examined in order to evaluate their possible emplacement rate and condition. On the Moon, flows o f the lay1 (phase 111) effusion within the Imbrium impact basin were examined using Apollo photography. The longest phase 111 flow can be followed for 250 km, terminating -400 km from the probable source vent. This flow has a width of 10 t o 25 km, thickness of 10 to 30 m, and a medial channel preserved in its proximal reach, and it was… CONTINUE READING


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