Crossflow Topographic Effects on the Emplacement of Leveed Lava Flows: Implications for Venusian Lava Flows
Through integration of theoretical modeling and field studies of lava flows, we can attempt to understand the flow dynamics and emplacement mechanisms that give rise to their final morphologic features. By understanding the development of such features on terrestrial flows, we hope to extrapolate analytical models to studies of lava flows on other planets. However, the final dimensions and detailed morphology of a lava flow depend upon the complex interaction between effusion rate, rheologic parameters, and underlying topography. This work examines the dependence of the commonly used Bingham flow model on topographic slopes parallel and perpendicular to the flow direction, and assesses the impact of slope uncertainties on interpretation of remote sensing data for Venus.
Lunar and Planetary Science Conference
- Pub Date:
- March 1996
- KILAUEA: HAWAII;
- LAVA FLOWS;
- VENUS: VOLCANISM;