28 August 2008 Thickness of frozen rocks and the cryolithosphere on Mars
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Conceptions of thickness of frost rock and cryolithosphere of Mars were considered by R.Kuzmin (Kuzmin 1983), M. Krass and V.Merzlikin (Krass & Merzlikin 1990), S.M.Clifford and T.J.Parker (Clifford & Parker 2001). Mostly the evaluations of martian cryolithosphere thickness were carried out on the base of model of stable temperature field. The thickness of frost rock massive Hm was found by the profile of stationary distribution of temperature with the depth for one and two-layer lithological model. We input average annual temperature of surface, temperature of phase change of H20 and temperature of heat transfer and value of heat flux to the lower boarder of permafrost. The difference was in the choosing of parameters: average values of heat conductivity coefficient of upper layers, values of heat flux from inside, average temperature of surface, profile model.
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Oleg Abramenko, Oleg Abramenko, Ilya Komarov, Ilya Komarov, Vladislav Isaev, Vladislav Isaev, } "Thickness of frozen rocks and the cryolithosphere on Mars", Proc. SPIE 7097, Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology XI, 70970Z (28 August 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.800815; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.800815

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