Mechanisms for Lithospheric Heat Transport on Venus ' Implications for Tectonic Style and Volcanism

@inproceedings{Solomon1982MechanismsFL,
  title={Mechanisms for Lithospheric Heat Transport on Venus ' Implications for Tectonic Style and Volcanism},
  author={Sean C. Solomon},
  year={1982}
}
The tectonic and volcanic characteristics of the surface of Venus are poorly known, but these characteristics must be closely related to the mechanism by which Venus rids itself of internal heat. On the other solid planets and satellites of the solar system, lithospheric heat [ransport is dominated by one of three mechanisms: (1) plate recycling, (2) lithospheric conduction, and (3) hot spot volcanism. We evaluate each mechanism as a candidate for the dominant mode of lithospheric heat transfer… CONTINUE READING
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