Rheology of planetary ices

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The brittle and ductile rheology of ices of water, ammonia, methane, and other volatiles, in combination with rock particles and each other, have a primary influence of the evolution and ongoing tectonics of icy moons of the outer solar system. Laboratory experiments help constrain the rheology of solar system ices. Standard experimental techniques can be used because the physical conditions under which most solar system ices exist are within reach of conventional rock mechanics testing machines, adapted to the low subsolidus temperatures of the materials in question. The purpose of this review is to summarize the results of a decade-long ... continued below

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Durham, W.B.; Kirby, S.H. & Stern, L.A. April 24, 1996.

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The brittle and ductile rheology of ices of water, ammonia, methane, and other volatiles, in combination with rock particles and each other, have a primary influence of the evolution and ongoing tectonics of icy moons of the outer solar system. Laboratory experiments help constrain the rheology of solar system ices. Standard experimental techniques can be used because the physical conditions under which most solar system ices exist are within reach of conventional rock mechanics testing machines, adapted to the low subsolidus temperatures of the materials in question. The purpose of this review is to summarize the results of a decade-long experimental deformation program and to provide some background in deformation physics in order to lend some appreciation to the application of these measurements to the planetary setting.

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  • Solar system ices conference, Toulouse (France), 27-30 Mar 1995

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  • Other: DE96010167
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--123734
  • Report No.: CONF-9503244--1
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • DOI: 10.2172/243110 | External Link
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  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc666561

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Durham, W.B.; Kirby, S.H. & Stern, L.A. Rheology of planetary ices, report, April 24, 1996; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc666561/: accessed December 13, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.