Thermal Evolution of Large Lunar Impact Basins: Implications for Basin Compensation and the Duration of the Lunar Cataclysm
We calculate the long-term thermal evolution of large lunar impact basins, using the results of hydrocode impact simulations to define the initial thermal state. We use the results to assess the nature of isostatic and flexural compensation of the basin center and basin rim.
Lunar and Planetary Science Conference
- Pub Date:
- March 2011