Titan Experiment for Influence of Ice Composition on Tensile Strength and Erosion Rates on Titan

Titan Experiment for Influence of Ice Composition on Tensile Strength and Erosion Rates on Titan

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Video explaining the workflow of experiments on the tensile strength of ice.
Location: Richmond Field Station.
Researcher: Kimberly Litwin-Miller.

YouTube video: https://youtu.be/82XGcsi5whI

Related publication:
Litwin, K. L., B. R. Zygielbaum, P. J. Polito, L. S. Sklar, and G. C. Collins (2012), Influence of temperature, composition, and grain size on the tensile failure of water ice: Implications for erosion on Titan, J. Geophys. Res., 117, E08013, doi:10.1029/2012JE004101.

 

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Richmond Field Station at The University of California, Berkeley