Tectonic and Thermal Evolution of Venus and the Role of Volatiles: Implications for Understanding the Terrestrial Planets

  1. Larry W. Esposito,
  2. Ellen R. Stofan and
  3. Thomas E. Cravens
  1. Suzanne E. Smrekar1,
  2. Linda Elkins-Tanton2,
  3. Johannes J. Leitner3,
  4. Adrian Lenardic4,
  5. Steve Mackwell5,
  6. Louis Moresi6,
  7. Christophe Sotin7 and
  8. Ellen R. Stofan8

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/176GM05

Exploring Venus as a Terrestrial Planet

Exploring Venus as a Terrestrial Planet

How to Cite

Smrekar, S. E., Elkins-Tanton, L., Leitner, J. J., Lenardic, A., Mackwell, S., Moresi, L., Sotin, C. and Stofan, E. R. (2007) Tectonic and Thermal Evolution of Venus and the Role of Volatiles: Implications for Understanding the Terrestrial Planets, in Exploring Venus as a Terrestrial Planet (eds L. W. Esposito, E. R. Stofan and T. E. Cravens), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/176GM05

Author Information

  1. 1

    Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA.

  2. 2

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

  3. 3

    University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.

  4. 4

    Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA.

  5. 5

    Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, Texas, USA.

  6. 6

    Monash University, Victoria, Australia.

  7. 7

    University of Nante, Nante, France.

  8. 8

    Proxemy Research, Rectortown, Virginia, USA.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875904412

Online ISBN: 9781118666227

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Keywords:

  • Venus (Planet)—Exploration;
  • Venus (Planet)—Surface

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Background: Tectonic History of Earth, Mars, and Venus

  • Effects of Volatiles on Rheology

  • Volatiles and Interior Convection

  • Geochemical Consequences of Stagnant Lid Convection

  • Stagnant Lid Convection and Mantle Plumes

  • Interactions Between Climate, Volatiles, and the Solid Body

  • Future Measurements

  • Summary