Geology and topography of Ra Patera, Io, in the voyager era prelude to eruption

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  • Calderas.

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StatementPaul M. Schenk ... [et al.].
Series[NASA contractor report] -- NASA/CR-97-207850., NASA contractor report -- NASA CR-207850.
ContributionsSchenk, Paul M., United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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Ra Patera is an extraterrestrial volcano located on active volcano, it was first studied in via Voyager stereo imagery to determine its geology, topography, and the source of its first discovered, the mountain reached about one kilometer in height and featured numerous lava flows of either low viscosity or "high eruption rates".Exploration: Past, Pioneer program, Pion.

geology and topography of Ra Patera (a major active volcanic center and possible site of sulfur eruptions on Io). The summit of Ra Patera reaches only ~1 km above the surrounding plains.

Pre-Voyager-era lava flows occur on slopes of % comparable to the lunar mare. These flows were emplaced at either low viscosities, high eruption rates. Get this from a library. Geology and topography of Ra Patera, Io, in the voyager era: prelude to eruption. [Paul M Schenk; United States.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration.;]. Ra Patera is a major active volcanic center on Io and a possible site of liquid sulfur eruptions. Voyager stereo images are used to map the geology and topography of Ra Patera as of in order to characterize factors that influenced eruptions observed in (Spencer et al., a).

Inthe summit of Ra Patera reached a height. Inside Io. Io has differentiated into layers. Understanding the number and composition of the layers is still being studied. Most scientist agree there is a core surrounded by mantle.A simple 2-layer (metallic core and a silicate mantle) model suggests the core is about percent of Io's mass and has a radius of about half of Io's radius (Anderson et al.

to play a large role in Io's volcanism, be it as a primary lava or as a secondary product of large, high-temperature eruptions. By studying one volcano in particular, Gish Bar Patera, one can observe many of these characteristics in one volcanic center. Geology of Gish Bar Patera: Gish Bar Patera is one of the many large volcanoes on Io.

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Stereo topography on Io is most relevant for the heights of mountains, geology to be investigated. Figure 1. A representative stereo-derived DEM of part of Europa. Schenk, P., A. McEwen, A. Davies, T. Davenport, and K. Jones, Geology and topography of Ra Patera, Io, in the Voyager in the voyager era book Prelude to eruption, Geophys.

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To understand the formation of these volcano-tectonic depressions we created a geologic map of a key region and compared this map with experimental models for Io paterae. Our mapping region is Tupan Patera, a patera that has experienced recent activity and is a detected hot by: 1. The Loki Patera surface temperature distribution shows that different areas are at different life cycle stages.

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Analyses of color and morphologic changes in Voyager images of lava flows on Io were conducted to extend previous flow studies to additional volcanoes in preparation for comparison to Galileo data.

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The exploration of Io, Jupiter's third-largest moon, began with its discovery in and continues today with Earth-based observations and visits by spacecraft to the Jupiter system.

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