Structural and tidal models of Titan and inferences on cryovolcanism

  title={Structural and tidal models of Titan and inferences on cryovolcanism},
  author={Frank Sohl and Anezina Solomonidou and Franklin W. Wagner and Athena Coustenis and Hauke Hussmann and Dirk Schulze‐Makuch},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets},
Titan, Saturn's largest satellite, is subject to solid body tides exerted by Saturn on the timescale of its orbital period. The tide‐induced internal redistribution of mass results in tidal stress variations, which could play a major role for Titan's geologic surface record. We construct models of Titan's interior that are consistent with the satellite's mean density, polar moment‐of‐inertia factor, obliquity, and tidal potential Love number k2 as derived from Cassini observations of Titan's… 
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