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 H<sub>m</sub> 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 H<sub>2</sub>0 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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Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology XII
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