Terrestrial planet evolution in the stagnant-lid regime: Size effects and the formation of self-destabilizing crust

@article{ORourke2012TerrestrialPE,
  title={Terrestrial planet evolution in the stagnant-lid regime: Size effects and the formation of self-destabilizing crust},
  author={J. O’Rourke and J. Korenaga},
  journal={Icarus},
  year={2012},
  volume={221},
  pages={1043-1060}
}
  • J. O’Rourke, J. Korenaga
  • Published 2012
  • Geology, Physics
  • Icarus
  • The ongoing discovery of terrestrial exoplanets accentuates the importance of studying planetary evolution for a wide range of initial conditions. We perform thermal evolution simulations for generic terrestrial planets with masses ranging from that of Mars to 10M_⊕ in the stagnant-lid regime, the most natural mode of convection with strongly temperature-dependent viscosity. Given considerable uncertainty surrounding the dependency of mantle rheology on pressure, we choose to focus on the end… CONTINUE READING
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