Lunar Volcanism Induced by Heat Advected from the Lower Mantle: Results of 2D and 3D Mantle Convection Calculations
Lunar thermal histories from 2d and 3d convection calculations are presented that study the partial remelting of the magma ocean. The melt zone forms at the likely source depth of the mare basalts and may exist well into the Eratosthenian period.
Lunar and Planetary Science Conference
- Pub Date:
- March 1999