On the non-extensivity in Mars geological faults
Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Laboratory of Geophysics and Seismology - Crete, Greece, EU
Received: 14 January 2013
Accepted: 1 April 2013
A non-extensive statistical physics approach is tested for the first time in a planetary scale, for the fault length distribution in Mars estimated a non-extensive q-parameter equal to 1.277 for normal faults and 1.114 for thrust ones. The latter support the conclusion that the fault systems in Mars are subadditive ones in agreement with recent observations for faults in Earth and Valles Marineris extensional province, Mars. In addition, an analysis of the global Mars fault system as a mixed one, consisted of the normal and thrust subsystems with different q-parameters is presented, leading to q = 1.22.
PACS: 89.75.Da – Systems obeying scaling laws / 89.75.-k – Complex systems / 96.30.Gc – Mars
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