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={Joseph Ghilarducci O'Rourke and Jun Korenaga},
  journal={Icarus},
  year={2012},
  volume={221},
  pages={1043-1060}
}

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