031011 Terrestrial Planetary Tectonics

031011 Terrestrial - Review Questions 1 What are the three types of volcanism on the Earth What are their heat sources and causes 2 What are the

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1) What are the three types of volcanism on the Earth? What are their heat sources and causes? 2) What are the three planet-scale volcanogenic provinces of Mars? Which one has been active since the early Noachian perhaps up to the present day? 3) Name the different volcanogenic terranes of Venus and their signature volcanogenic landform? Which terranes may correlate to plume activity? Are any of these volcanogenic terranes older or younger than each other? 4) Why are mantle plumes important to the interpretation of heat flow and topography? 5) Why is it difficult to determine the origins of the hemispheric difference of lithosphere and also, Tharsis for Mars? 6) What are the relationships of mantle heatflow to topography for Venus? Review Questions (03/03/11)
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Why is the outer surface of the Earth the controlling thermal boundary for mantle convection? ) Why is the Brittle-Ductile Transition (BDT) the strongest position in the lithosphere? ) What is the difference between planetary active-lid and stagnant-lid tectonics? ) Why is it necessary to have convection-driven stress overcome
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course GEOL 380 taught by Professor Mcsween during the Spring '11 term at University of Tennessee.

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031011 Terrestrial - Review Questions 1 What are the three types of volcanism on the Earth What are their heat sources and causes 2 What are the

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