Geological consequences of super‐sized Earths

@article{ONeill2007GeologicalCO,
  title={Geological consequences of super‐sized Earths},
  author={C. J. O'Neill and Adrian Lenardic},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
  year={2007},
  volume={34}
}
The discovery of terrestrial‐scale extrasolar planets, and their calculated abundance in the galaxy, has prompted speculation on their surface conditions and thermal structure. Both are dependent on the tectonic regime of a planet, which is itself a function of the balance between driving forces, and the resistive strength of the lithosphere. Here we use mantle convection simulations to show that simply increasing planetary radius acts to decrease the ratio of driving to resisting stresses, and… 

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