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Heat transfer in volcano-ice interactions on Mars : synthesis of environments and implications for processes and landforms.

Head, James W. and Wilson, Lionel (2007) Heat transfer in volcano-ice interactions on Mars : synthesis of environments and implications for processes and landforms. Annals of Glaciology, 45 (1). pp. 1-13. ISSN 1727-5644

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Abstract

We review new advances in volcano-ice interactions on Mars and focus additional attention on (1) recent analyses of the mechanisms of penetration of the cryosphere by dikes and sills; (2) documentation of the glacial origin of huge fan-shaped deposits on the northwest margins of the Tharis Montes and evidence for abundant volcano-ice interactions during the later Amazonian period of volcanic edifice construction and (3) the circumpolar Hesperian-aged Dorsa Argentea Formation, interpreted as an ice sheet and displaying marginal features (channels, lakes and eskers) indicative of significant melting and interior features interpreted to be due to volcano-ice interactions (e.g. subglacial volcanic edifices, pits, basins, channels and eskers). In this context, we describe and analyse several stages and types of volcano-ice interactions: (1) magmatic interactions with ice-rich parts of the cryosphere; (2) subglacial volcanism represented by intrusion under and into the ice and formation of dikes and moberg-like ridges, intrusion of sills at the glacier-volcano substrate interface and their evolution into subglacial lava flows, formation of subglacial edifices, marginal melting and channels; (3) synglacial (ice contact) volcanism represented by flows banking up against glacier margins, chilling and forming remnant ridges and (4) post-glacial volcanism and interactions with ice deposits.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Annals of Glaciology
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
ID Code: 31120
Deposited By: Mr Richard Ingham
Deposited On: 21 Dec 2009 10:27
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 16:53
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/31120

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