Io: A Surface Evaporite Deposit?

@article{Fanale1974IoAS,
  title={Io: A Surface Evaporite Deposit?},
  author={Fraser P. Fanale and Torrence V. Johnson and Dennis Matson},
  journal={Science},
  year={1974},
  volume={186},
  pages={922 - 925}
}
A model is suggested for Io's surface composition involving evaporite salt deposits, rich in sodium and sulfur. According to this model, these deposits were produced as a result of the migration of salt-saturated aqueous solutions to Io's surface from a warm or hot interior followed by loss of the water to space. This model satisfies cosmochemical constraints based on Io's initial composition, current density, and thermal history. Salt-rich assemblages are easily derivable from the leaching of… 
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