Vertical movement in mare basins: Relation to mare emplacement, basin tectonics, and lunar thermal history

@inproceedings{Solomon1979VerticalMI,
  title={Vertical movement in mare basins: Relation to mare emplacement, basin tectonics, and lunar thermal history},
  author={Sean C. Solomon and James W. Head},
  year={1979}
}
The spatial and temporal relationships of linear rilles and mare ridges in the Serenitatis basin region of the moon are explained by a combination of lithospheric flexure in response to basin loading by basalt fill and a time-dependent global stress due to the thermal evolution of the lunar interior. The pertinent tectonic observations are the radial distance of basin concentric rilles or graben from the mare center; the location and orientation of mare ridges, interpreted as compressive… CONTINUE READING

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