The mechanical and thermal structure of Mercury's early lithosphere

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The mechanical and thermal structure of Mercury's early lithosphere. / Schultz, R. A.; Watters, T. R.; Cook, Anthony; Robinson, M. S.

In: Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 29, No. 11, 06.2002, p. 1542.

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Schultz, RA, Watters, TR, Cook, A & Robinson, MS 2002, 'The mechanical and thermal structure of Mercury's early lithosphere', Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 29, no. 11, pp. 1542. https://doi.org/10.1029/2001GL014308

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Schultz, R. A., Watters, T. R., Cook, A., & Robinson, M. S. (2002). The mechanical and thermal structure of Mercury's early lithosphere. Geophysical Research Letters, 29(11), 1542. https://doi.org/10.1029/2001GL014308

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Schultz RA, Watters TR, Cook A, Robinson MS. The mechanical and thermal structure of Mercury's early lithosphere. Geophysical Research Letters. 2002 Jun;29(11):1542. https://doi.org/10.1029/2001GL014308

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Schultz, R. A. ; Watters, T. R. ; Cook, Anthony ; Robinson, M. S. / The mechanical and thermal structure of Mercury's early lithosphere. In: Geophysical Research Letters. 2002 ; Vol. 29, No. 11. pp. 1542.

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