Evaluation of the orogenic belt hypothesis for the formation of the Thaumasia Highlands , Mars

@inproceedings{Nahm2008EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the orogenic belt hypothesis for the formation of the Thaumasia Highlands , Mars},
  author={Amanda L. Nahm and Richard A. Schultz},
  year={2008}
}
[1] Thrust faults along the southern margin of the Thaumasia Highlands, Mars, comprise a set of discrete subparallel south verging structures. Previous work proposed that the faults collectively define a narrow Earth‐like orogenic belt composed of a deformed lithospheric section translating southward through Tharsis above a regional décollement. This hypothesis is tested here by comparing topographic slopes across the Thaumasia Highlands to the values required by thrust faulting in a critical… CONTINUE READING