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Comment on `Heating of Enceladus due to the dissipation of ocean tides' by R. Tyler

Status Report From: arXiv.org e-Print archive
Posted: Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Mikael Beuthe

Dissipation of ocean potential energy is proposed by Tyler (2020) as a new mechanism leading to possible high-power states for Enceladus. I show here that this process actually results from viscoelastic dissipation within the crust. For plausible values of Enceladus's ocean thickness, crustal dissipation can be computed with the standard approach of static deformations of solid layers by equilibrium tides.

Comments: 12 pages, 2 figures

Subjects: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP); Geophysics (physics.geo-ph)

Journal reference: Icarus 350 (2020) 113934

DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2020.113934

Cite as: arXiv:2011.14800 [astro-ph.EP] (or arXiv:2011.14800v1 [astro-ph.EP] for this version)

Submission history

From: Mikael Beuthe 

[v1] Mon, 30 Nov 2020 13:58:48 UTC (119 KB)

https://arxiv.org/abs/2011.14800

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