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Table 3 Flow law parameters

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

Rock type Creep mechanism A (s−1 MPa-n μmm) n m σp (MPa) E (kJ/mol) V (cm3/mol)
Plagioclase (wet) Diffusion creepa 101.7 1 3 170
Dislocation creepb 10−5.6 4 235
Peierls creepc 10−1.2 2 3410 235
Plagioclase (dry) Diffusion creepa 1012.1 1 3 467
Dislocation creepb 100.9 3.9 431
Peierls creepc 103.5 2 9830 431
Olivine (wet) Diffusion creepd 109.0 1 3 335 5
Dislocation creepe 104.2 3 410 14
Peierls creepf 104.3 2 2870 410 14
Olivine (dry) Diffusion creepd 109.2 1 3 375 4
Dislocation creepe 106.1 3 510 11
Peierls creepf 106.3 2 9600 510 11
  1. Wet rheology is assumed to be water-saturated at the condition close to Moho, where water content in olivine is approximately 1000 ppm H/Si
  2. aRybacki and Dresen (2000)
  3. bShelton (1981)
  4. cAzuma et al. (2014)
  5. dHirth and Kohlstedt (2003)
  6. eKarato and Jung (2003)
  7. fKatayama and Karato (2008)