Mountains on Titan: Modeling and observations

  title={Mountains on Titan: Modeling and observations},
  author={Giuseppe Mitri and Michael T. Bland and A. P. Showman and Jani Radebaugh and Bryan W. Stiles and Rosaly M. C. Lopes and Jonathan I. Lunine and Robert T. Pappalardo},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
[1] We have developed a thermal model of Titan's interior to study changes in volume during partial freezing or melting of a subsurface ocean due to heat flux variations from the interior. We find that the long-term cooling of Titan can cause global volume contraction ΔV/V ∼0.01. We then simulate two-dimensional contractional deformation of Titan's icy lithosphere, finding that contractional deformation can produce tectonic activity and fold formation. Folds could potentially achieve a… 

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