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    The geological evolution of Atai Mons, Venus: a volcano-corona 'hybrid'

    Grindrod, Peter M. and Stofan, Ellen R. and Brian, A.W. and Guest, J.E. (2006) The geological evolution of Atai Mons, Venus: a volcano-corona 'hybrid'. Journal of the Geological Society 163 (2), pp. 265-275. ISSN 0016-7649.

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    Atai Mons, Venus, is classified as a large volcano yet diplays characteristics that are typical of coronae. Coronae are widespread volcano-tectonic features that are apparently unique to Venus. Detailed analysis of Atai Mons using photogeological and geophysical technigues illustrate that it has experienced a complex history and may still be active. We show that processes found at both coronae and large volcanoes have occurred throughout the history of Atai Mons with no definite temporal preference. It does not have an evolution that can be described simply as the evolution of one feature into another. These results suggest that large volcanoes and coronae are more intimately linked than previously thought, and that detailed mapping and gravity surveys are reliable ways of establishing the evolution of hybrid features.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): corona, landform evolution, Venus, volcano
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Natural Sciences
    Depositing User: Dr Peter Grindrod
    Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2015 14:47
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:18


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