Skip to main content

Table 1 Parameters for calculation of thermal structure in Mars

From: Evolution of the rheological structure of Mars

  North Pole* Solis Planum
Crustal density ρc (kg/m3) 2900a 2900a
Crustal thickness hc (km) 35b 65c
Crustal thermal conductivity kc (W/m K) 2.5d 2.5d
Mantle density ρm (kg/m3) 3300 3300
K (ppm) 3659e 2540e
Th (ppm) 0.69e 0.42e
U (ppm) 0.18e 0.11e
Surface temperature T 0 (K) 155b 220f
Martian radius R m (km) 3390
Core radius R c (km) 1700g
Surface gravity g (ms−2) 3.71
Gas constant R (JK−1mol−1) 8.3144
  1. aRuiz (2014), b Phillips et al. (2008), c Neumann et al. (2004), d Kobranova (1989), e Hahn et al. (2011), f Kieffer et al. (1977), g Yoder et al. (2003)
  2. * HPE abundances are average values for Martian crust