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Table 1 Physical and thermal parameters used in calculations

From: Sensitivity of elastic thickness to water in the Martian lithosphere

Crustal density (kg/m3) 2900a
Crustal thermal conductivity (W/m/K) 2.5b
Mantle density (kg/m3) 3500a
Mantle thermal conductivity (W/m/K) 3.2c
Surface temperature (K) 220d
Th/U ratio 3.8e
Martian radius (km) 3390a
Surface gravity (m/s2) 3.71a
Young’s modulus (GPa) 100f
Poisson’s ratio 0.25f
  1. aZuber et al. (2000)
  2. bClark (1966)
  3. cNimmo and Stevenson (2000)
  4. dKieffer et al. (1977)
  5. eTurcotte and Schubert (2002)
  6. fMcGovern et al. (2002)