Talk:Tharsis

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The article dates Olympus Mons in the Noachian - however this paper suggests early amazonian epoch? sbandrews (t) 21:00, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

Yes, the paper cited above reflects what I believe to be the accepted view of Olympus Mons. The volcano began erupting in late Hesperian, but the bulk is Amazonian in age. The author may have confused the age of Olympus Mons with that of the Tharsis buldge. Schaffman (talk) 13:05, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

Also, Olympus Mons is located at the NW edge of the Tharsis buldge, not on the bulge itself as stated in the article. This should be corrected.Schaffman (talk) 16:52, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

Arabia Terra is not a bulge. Much of Arabia is in fact a thin, low-lying portion of highland crust.Schaffman (talk) 17:00, 13 January 2011 (UTC) According to Phillips et al. (2001), the bulge opposite Tharsis is in eastern Arabia/Syrtis Major. Schaffman (talk) 11:32, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

I think much of this article needs to be updated and corrected.Schaffman (talk) 17:02, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

Tharsis as giant volcano?[edit]

I'm in the process of adding a section that covers Borgia and Murray's (2010) notion that the Tharsis bulge is actually a giant volcano. Right now the section is too long, so I'm trying to edit it down. I realize I'm running the risk here of placing undue emphasis on a single controversial theory. However, I think it's worth the space to discuss here because I think the idea reflects a paradigm shift that is happening in volcanology. Feedback is welcome. Schaffman (talk) 18:14, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

base-to-peak height[edit]

Could someone correct the figs for these at List of tallest mountains in the Solar System? In order to compare peaks on different worlds, we need base-to-peak heights, and those aren't necessarily easy to come by. (At Tharsis Montes, for example, we compare 18.2 km for Ascraeus vs. 9 km for Mauna Loa, but those measurements are not comparable.) Thanks. — kwami (talk) 21:51, 18 October 2011 (UTC)