12_Faults & Terrestrial Planets

12_Faults & Terrestrial Planets - Review Questions...

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) Why can craters be used to determine an average age for the surface of Venus but not the relative ages of different portions of the surface of Venus? 2) What is a geoid? 3) What are the planet-scale characteristics of the geoids for 4) What are the planet-scale characteristics of topography for Review Questions (02/24/11)
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1) What are the relationships between the distribution and orientation of extensional and contractions faults on Mars with respect to the Mars geoid and the presence of Tharsis? 2) What do these relationships allow us to infer about tectonics on Mars and the role of Tharsis? 3) What is relationship between the planet-scale distribution of fault types and the topography for Venus? 4) What are FOUR key differences between faults on Earth vs. Mars and Venus? Review Questions (03/01/11)
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Earth’s Plate Mosaic Source: http://geology.er.usgs.gov/eastern/plates.html
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Digital Tectonic Activity Map - Earth Source: http://denali.gsfc.nasa.gov/dtam/index.html
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Martian Fault Distribution Source: Knapmeyer et al., 2006, Journal of Geophysical Research, 111, E11
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Geologic Map of Mars for Maximum Age  of Faults Source: Knapmeyer et al., 2006, Journal of Geophysical Research, 111, E11
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Source: Knapmeyer et al., 2006, Journal of Geophysical Research, 111, E11 Fault Sizes on Mars as a Function of Age and Fault Type
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Canyons Source: Grand Tour Pt. 2 – Jeff Moersch
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