Flexure of Europa's lithosphere due to ridge-loading

T. A. Hurford, R. A. Beyer, B. Schmidt, B. Preblich, A. R. Sarid, R. Greenberg

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Abstract

Using photoclinometry, topographic profiles across europan ridges have been produced. These profiles allow the identification of bulges in the terrain adjacent to the ridges. The bulges are assumed to have been produced by flexure of the elastic lithosphere due to the load of the ridges, which lie along cracks in the crust. The distance from the crack to these "fore-bulges" depends on the thickness of the elastic plate being flexed. Based on a survey of ridges in Galileo images with resolution

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)380-396
Number of pages17
JournalIcarus
Volume177
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Europa
  • Satellite
  • Surfaces
  • Tectonics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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Hurford, T. A., Beyer, R. A., Schmidt, B., Preblich, B., Sarid, A. R., & Greenberg, R. (2005). Flexure of Europa's lithosphere due to ridge-loading. Icarus, 177(2), 380-396. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2005.06.019

Flexure of Europa's lithosphere due to ridge-loading. / Hurford, T. A.; Beyer, R. A.; Schmidt, B.; Preblich, B.; Sarid, A. R.; Greenberg, R.

In: Icarus, Vol. 177, No. 2, 10.2005, p. 380-396.

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Hurford, TA, Beyer, RA, Schmidt, B, Preblich, B, Sarid, AR & Greenberg, R 2005, 'Flexure of Europa's lithosphere due to ridge-loading', Icarus, vol. 177, no. 2, pp. 380-396. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2005.06.019
Hurford TA, Beyer RA, Schmidt B, Preblich B, Sarid AR, Greenberg R. Flexure of Europa's lithosphere due to ridge-loading. Icarus. 2005 Oct;177(2):380-396. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2005.06.019
Hurford, T. A. ; Beyer, R. A. ; Schmidt, B. ; Preblich, B. ; Sarid, A. R. ; Greenberg, R. / Flexure of Europa's lithosphere due to ridge-loading. In: Icarus. 2005 ; Vol. 177, No. 2. pp. 380-396.
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