Structural history of Maxwell Montes, Venus: Implications for Venusian mountain belt formation

  title={Structural history of Maxwell Montes, Venus: Implications for Venusian mountain belt formation},
  author={Myra Keep and Vicki L. Hansen},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
  • M. Keep, V. Hansen
  • Published 25 December 1994
  • Geology
  • Journal of Geophysical Research
Models for Venusian mountain belt formation are important for understanding planetary geodynamic mechanisms. A range of data sets at various scales must be considered in geodynamic modelling. Long wavelength data, such as gravity and geoid to topography ratios, need constraints from smaller-scale observations of the surface. Pre-Magellan images of the Venusian surface were not of high enough resolution to observe details of surface deformation. High-resolution Magellan images of Maxwell Montes… Expand

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