Thermal and crustal evolution of Mars

  title={Thermal and crustal evolution of Mars},
  author={Steven A. Hauck and Roger J. Phillips},
[1] We present a coupled thermal-magmatic model for the evolution of Mars’ mantle and crust that may be consistent with estimates of the average crustal thickness and crustal growth rate. By coupling a simple parameterized model of mantle convection to a batchmelting model for peridotite, we can investigate potential conditions and evolutionary paths of the crust and mantle in a coupled thermal-magmatic system. On the basis of recent geophysical and geochemical studies, we constrain our models… CONTINUE READING
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