The purpose of this abstract is to review and assess the application of quantitative models (Gratz numerical correlation model, radiative loss model, yield stress model, surface structure model, and kinematic wave model) of lava flows on Mars. These theoretical models were applied to Martian flow data to aid in establishing the composition of the lava or to determine other eruption conditions such as eruption rate or duration.
Nature and Composition of Surface Units on Mars
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- Mars Surface;
- Mathematical Models;
- Fluid Dynamics;
- Viking Orbiter Spacecraft;
- Lunar and Planetary Exploration