Effects of selective fusion on the thermal history of the Moon, Mars, and Venus

Earth and Planetary Science Letters
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A comparative study on the thermal history of the Moon, Mars, and Venus was made by numerical solutions of the heat equation including and excluding selective fusion of silicates. Selective fusion was approximated by melting in a multicomponent system and redistribution of radioactive elements. Effects on selective fusion on the thermal models are (1) lowering (by several hundred degrees centigrade) and stabilizing the internal temperature distribution, and (2) increasing the surface heat-flow. ?? 1968.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Effects of selective fusion on the thermal history of the Moon, Mars, and Venus
Series title Earth and Planetary Science Letters
DOI 10.1016/0012-821X(68)90088-5
Volume 4
Issue 4
Year Published 1968
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Description 7 p.
First page 277
Last page 283
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