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Planetary Volcanism across the Solar System

Planetary Volcanism across the Solar System Book
Author : Tracy K. P. Gregg,Rosaly M. Lopes,Sarah A. Fagents
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2021-12-04
ISBN : 0128139889
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Planetary Volcanism across the Solar System compares and contrasts the vast array of planetary bodies in the Solar System, including Earth. The wealth of spacecraft data for almost all major solid-surface bodies in the Solar System indicate that volcanism has been a dominant mechanism in shaping the landscapes of these bodies. The book addresses key questions surrounding our understanding of planetary volcanism, such as how to integrate the data into a coherent view of how volcanic activity arises, how this mechanism shapes planets, which volcanic landforms are ubiquitous throughout the Solar System, and which are unique. By placing a singular emphasis on comparing volcanic processes and landforms on all relevant Solar System bodies, and with the explicit objective of providing a systems-level understanding of this widespread phenomenon, users will find an up-to-date, accessible and comprehensive discussion of the major volcanic processes and landforms that shape and drive the evolution of planets, moons and smaller bodies. Includes an introduction placing the book in the context of the larger Comparative Planetology series Compares volcanic processes and landforms on all relevant Solar System bodies, providing a systems-level understanding of this widespread phenomenon Offers a thorough examination of the major volcanic processes and landforms that shape and drive the evolution of planets, moons and smaller bodies Includes information from new mission data and discoveries in recent years Features over 100 color illustrations and charts to more clearly convey concepts Offers additional online content, including figures, animations, video, and other multimedia content such as interviews with contributing authors

Volcanism and Tectonism Across the Inner Solar System

Volcanism and Tectonism Across the Inner Solar System Book
Author : T. Platz,M. Massironi,P.K. Byrne,H. Hiesinger
Publisher : Geological Society of London
Release : 2015-01-05
ISBN : 1862396329
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Volcanism and tectonism are the dominant endogenic means by which planetary surfaces change. This book aims to encompass the broad range in character of volcanism, tectonism, faulting and associated interactions observed on planetary bodies across the inner solar system - a region that includes Mercury, Venus, Earth, the Moon, Mars and asteroids. The diversity and breadth of landforms produced by volcanic and tectonic processes is enormous, and varies across the inner solar system bodies. As a result, the selection of prevailing landforms and their underlying formational processes that are described and highlighted in this volume are but a primer to the expansive field of planetary volcanism and tectonism. This Special Publication features 22 research articles about volcanic and tectonic processes manifest across the inner solar system.

The Volcanoes of Mars

The Volcanoes of Mars Book
Author : James R. Zimbelman,David A. Crown,Peter J. Mouginis-Mark,Tracy K. P. Gregg
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2020-12-05
ISBN : 0128228776
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Volcanoes of Mars offers a clear, cohesive summary of Mars volcanology. It begins with an introduction to the geology and geography of the red planet and an overview of its volcanic history, and continues to discuss each distinct volcanic province, identifying the common and unique aspects of each region. Incorporating basic volcanological information and constraints on the regional geologic history derived from geologic mapping, the book also examines current constraints on the composition of the volcanic rocks as investigated by both orbiting spacecraft and rovers. In addition, it compares the features of Martian volcanoes to those seen on other volcanic bodies. Concluding with prospects for new knowledge to be gained from future Mars missions, this book brings researchers in volcanology and the study of Mars up to date on the latest findings in the study of volcanoes on Mars, allowing the reader to compare and contrast Martian volcanoes to volcanoes studied on Earth and throughout the Solar System. Presents clearly organized text and figures that will quickly allow the reader to find specific aspects of Martian volcanism Includes definitions of geological and volcanological terms throughout to aid interdisciplinary understanding Summarizes key results for each volcanic region of Mars and provides copious citations to the research literature to facilitate further discovery Synthesizes the most current data from multiple spacecraft missions, including the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, as well as geochemical data from Martian meteorites Utilizes published geologic mapping results to highlight the detailed knowledge that exists for each region

Volcanoes of the Solar System

Volcanoes of the Solar System Book
Author : Charles Frankel
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1996
ISBN : 9780521477703
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Nothing can be more breathtaking than the spectacle of a volcano erupting. Space-age lunar and planetary missions offer us an unprecedented perspective on volcanism. Starting with the Earth, Volcanoes of the Solar System takes the reader on a guided tour of the terrestrial planets and moons and their volcanic features. We see lunar lava fields through the eyes of the Apollo astronauts, and take an imaginary hike up the Martian slopes of Olympus Mons--the tallest volcano in the solar system. Complemented by over 150 photographs, this comprehensive and lucid account of volcanoes describes the most recent data on the unique and varied volcanic features of Venus and updates our knowledge on the prodigiously active volcanoes of Io. A member of the Association of European Volcanologists, Charles Frankel has directed documentary films on geology, astronomy and space exploration and has authored a number of articles on the earth sciences.

Alien Volcanoes

Alien Volcanoes Book
Author : Rosaly M. C. Lopes,Michael W. Carroll
Publisher : JHU Press
Release : 2008-05
ISBN : 0801886732
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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At once terrifyingly destructive and awe-inspiringly beautiful, volcanoes have long fascinated humankind. From Vesuvius and Etna to Krakatau and Mount Saint Helen’s, these molten rock- and ash-spewing geysers have destroyed whole cities and countless lives, and altered the course of history. Yet our understanding of volcanoes on Earth—and throughout the celestial world—remains maddeningly incomplete. With Alien Volcanoes, Rosaly M. C. Lopes and Michael W. Carroll offer a dynamic tour of volcanic activity across the solar system. Through eight gracefully written chapters laced with gripping photographs and stunning artwork, Lopes and Carroll survey the complete spectrum of volcanism in time and location, from the solar system’s origin to the modern era and from the familiar shield volcanoes of the terrestrial worlds to the bizarre superchilled geysers on distant ice moons. In the process, they entertain the possibility of hidden lakes on Saturn’s moon Enceladus, discuss the potential effects of greenhouse gases on Neptune’s moon Triton, reconstruct the last moments of life for Pompeiians in the face of an erupting Mount Vesuvius, and explain how a 4,000-mile-long river of lava could have once flowed freely across the plains of Venus. Richly illustrated with original paintings supplemented by NASA and European Space Agency photographs, Alien Volcanoes advances our knowledge of volcanoes on other heavenly bodies, enhances our ability to comprehend how they came into being on Earth, and describes how we might better predict the impact of future eruptions.

Planetary Geology

Planetary Geology Book
Author : Angelo Pio Rossi,Stephan van Gasselt
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-11-28
ISBN : 331965179X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides an up-to-date interdisciplinary geoscience-focused overview of solid solar system bodies and their evolution, based on the comparative description of processes acting on them. Planetary research today is a strongly multidisciplinary endeavor with efforts coming from engineering and natural sciences. Key focal areas of study are the solid surfaces found in our Solar System. Some have a direct interaction with the interplanetary medium and others have dynamic atmospheres. In any of those cases, the geological records of those surfaces (and sub-surfaces) are key to understanding the Solar System as a whole: its evolution and the planetary perspective of our own planet. This book has a modular structure and is divided into 4 sections comprising 15 chapters in total. Each section builds upon the previous one but is also self-standing. The sections are: Methods and tools Processes and Sources Integration and Geological Syntheses Frontiers The latter covers the far-reaching broad topics of exobiology, early life, extreme environments and planetary resources, all areas where major advancements are expected in the forthcoming decades and both key to human exploration of the Solar System. The target readership includes advanced undergraduate students in geoscience-related topics with no specific planetary science knowledge; undergraduates in other natural science domains (e.g. physics, astronomy, biology or chemistry); graduates in engineering and space systems design who want to complement their knowledge in planetary science. The authors’ backgrounds span a broad range of topics and disciplines: rooted in Earth geoscience, their expertise covers remote sensing and cartography, field mapping, impact cratering, volcanology and tectonics, sedimentology and stratigraphy exobiology and life in extreme environments, planetary resources and mining. Several generations of planetary scientists are cooperating to provide a modern view on a discipline developed from Earth during and through Space exploration.

Photographic Atlas of Planets

Photographic Atlas of Planets Book
Author : Briggs,Fredric Taylor
Publisher : CUP Archive
Release : 1986-08-14
ISBN : 9780521310581
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Maps and satellite photographs show the features of the Earth, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and their moons

Encyclopedia of the Solar System

Encyclopedia of the Solar System Book
Author : Lucy-Ann McFadden,Torrence Johnson,Paul Weissman
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2006-12-18
ISBN : 9780080474984
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Long before Galileo published his discoveries about Jupiter, lunar craters, and the Milky Way in the Starry Messenger in 1610, people were fascinated with the planets and stars around them. That interest continues today, and scientists are making new discoveries at an astounding rate. Ancient lake beds on Mars, robotic spacecraft missions, and new definitions of planets now dominate the news. How can you take it all in? Start with the new Encyclopedia of the Solar System, Second Edition. This self-contained reference follows the trail blazed by the bestselling first edition. It provides a framework for understanding the origin and evolution of the solar system, historical discoveries, and details about planetary bodies and how they interact—and has jumped light years ahead in terms of new information and visual impact. Offering more than 50% new material, the Encyclopedia includes the latest explorations and observations, hundreds of new color digital images and illustrations, and more than 1,000 pages. It stands alone as the definitive work in this field, and will serve as a modern messenger of scientific discovery and provide a look into the future of our solar system. · Forty-seven chapters from 75+ eminent authors review fundamental topics as well as new models, theories, and discussions · Each entry is detailed and scientifically rigorous, yet accessible to undergraduate students and amateur astronomers · More than 700 full-color digital images and diagrams from current space missions and observatories amplify the chapters · Thematic chapters provide up-to-date coverage, including a discussion on the new International Astronomical Union (IAU) vote on the definition of a planet · Information is easily accessible with numerous cross-references and a full glossary and index

Mercury

Mercury Book
Author : Sean C. Solomon,Larry R. Nittler,Brian J. Anderson
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2018-12-31
ISBN : 1107154456
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Offers an authoritative synthesis of knowledge of the planet Mercury after the MESSENGER mission, for researchers and students in planetary science.

Encyclopedia of the Solar System

Encyclopedia of the Solar System Book
Author : Paul Weissman,Lucy-Ann McFadden,Torrence Johnson
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 1998-09-18
ISBN : 9780080573137
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Encyclopedia of the Solar System provides a series of comprehensive and authoritative articles written by more than 50 eminent planetary and space scientists. Each chapter is self-contained yet linked by cross-references to other related chapters. This beautifully designed book is a must for the library of professional astronomers and amateur star-gazers alike, in fact for anyone who wishes to understand the nature of our solar system. Key Features * Cross-referenced throughout for easy comprehension * Superbly illustrated with over 700 photos, drawings, and diagrams, including 36 color plates * Provides 40 thematically organized chapters by more than 50 eminent contributors * Convenient glossaries of technical terms introduce each chapter * Academic Press maintains a web site for the Encyclopedia at www.academicpress.com/solar; Author-recommended web resources for additional information, images, and research developments related to each chapter of this volume, are available here

Book Review Digest

Book Review Digest Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1998
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Book Review Digest book written by , available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

An Introduction to the Solar System

An Introduction to the Solar System Book
Author : David A. Rothery,Neil McBride,Iain Gilmour
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2018-01-11
ISBN : 1108430848
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Updated third edition introduces undergraduates to the Solar System's bodies, the processes upon and within them, and their origins and evolution.

Encyclopedia of the Solar System

Encyclopedia of the Solar System Book
Author : Tilman Spohn,Doris Breuer,Torrence Johnson
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2014-05-30
ISBN : 0124160344
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Encyclopedia of the Solar System, Third Edition—winner of the 2015 PROSE Award in Cosmology & Astronomy from the Association of American Publishers—provides a framework for understanding the origin and evolution of the solar system, historical discoveries, and details about planetary bodies and how they interact—with an astounding breadth of content and breathtaking visual impact. The encyclopedia includes the latest explorations and observations, hundreds of color digital images and illustrations, and over 1,000 pages. It stands alone as the definitive work in this field, and will serve as a modern messenger of scientific discovery and provide a look into the future of our solar system. New additions to the third edition reflect the latest progress and growth in the field, including past and present space missions to the terrestrial planets, the outer solar systems and space telescopes used to detect extrasolar planets. Winner of the 2015 PROSE Award in Cosmology & Astronomy from the Association of American Publishers Presents 700 full-color digital images and diagrams from current space missions and observatories, bringing to life the content and aiding in the understanding and retention of key concepts. Includes a substantial appendix containing data on planetary missions, fundamental data of relevance for planets and satellites, and a glossary, providing immediately accessible mission data for ease of use in conducting further research or for use in presentations and instruction. Contains an extensive bibliography, providing a guide for deeper studies into broader aspects of the field and serving as an excellent entry point for graduate students aiming to broaden their study of planetary science.

Introduction to Planetary Geomorphology

Introduction to Planetary Geomorphology Book
Author : Ronald Greeley
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2013-02-21
ISBN : 0521867118
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Featuring hundreds of images, this textbook explores the geological evolution of planets and moons for undergraduate students in planetary science.

Large Igneous Provinces

Large Igneous Provinces Book
Author : Richard E. Ernst
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2014-09-25
ISBN : 0521871778
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Explores all aspects of LIPs as key processes in shaping our planet, for researchers, graduate students and mining industry professionals.

Planetary Volcanism

Planetary Volcanism Book
Author : Peter John Cattermole,Peter Cattermole
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Release : 1996
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Planetary Volcanism book written by Peter John Cattermole,Peter Cattermole, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Impact Cratering Across the Solar System

Impact Cratering Across the Solar System Book
Author : Gordon R. Osinski,Catherine D. Neish
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2023-01-15
ISBN : 9780323899628
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Impact Cratering Across the Solar System, Volume Three in the Comparative Planetology series, provides an up-to-date, accessible, and comprehensive discussion of the impact landforms and processes that shape and drive the evolution of planets, moons, and smaller bodies. This book is a necessary resource for sourcing reliable, thorough, and accessible information on how impact cratering manifests throughout the Solar System; these difficulties are especially compounded by the rate at which new mission data have become available, and the diversity of new discoveries, over the past 5-10 years. The book offers information on pressing topics in this field such as how an impact event may be responsible for the major crustal dichotomy on Mars, how impact melting may have created the oldest known rocks on Earth, or how impact craters can be used to date planetary surfaces throughout the Solar System. This volume places a singular emphasis on comparing impact cratering processes on all relevant Solar System bodies, and with the explicit objective of providing a systems-level understanding of this widespread phenomenon, this book is ideal for students, academics, and researchers in the fields of planetary science, geology and astronomy, and those who study planetary impacts such as geophysicists, seismologists, and structural geologists. Includes an introduction that places the book in the context of the larger Comparative Planetology series Compares impact cratering processes on all relevant Solar System bodies, providing a systems-level understanding of this widespread phenomenon that shapes and drives the evolution of planets, moons and smaller bodies Offers additional online content, including figures, animations, videos and interviews with contributing authors

The Observatory

The Observatory Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1996
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Introduction to Planetary Volcanism

Introduction to Planetary Volcanism Book
Author : Gregory Mursky
Publisher : Macmillan College
Release : 1996
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This text explores, from a geological perspective, the volcanic processes on the planets and moons of our solar system. Its comprehensive coverage probes the nature of volcanic activity among the planets and their satellites. The work is designed as an introduction to volcanic phenomena in departments of geology, geophysics and earth science, and is intended primarily for beginning students with no previous geological experience.

Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms

Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms Book
Author : Henrik Hargitai,Ákos Kereszturi
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2021-01-14
ISBN : 9781461492139
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The technique of the mapping of planetary surfaces and the methods used for the identification of various planetary landforms improved much in the last 400 years. Until the 20th century, telescopic observers could interpret planetary landforms solely based on their appearance, while today various data sets acquired by space probes can be used for a more detailed analysis on the composition and origin of the surface features. Before the Greeks, the Earth and the Heavens were indisputably of different origin and nature. It was a major philosophical breakthrough - first appeared as an a priori theory, later based on observations - that the Heavens (planetary bodies) and the Earth share common features: gravity, composition and solar distance may be different, but the nature of the physical processes shaping the landforms are essentially the same. It has been a long way since we have arrived from the first telescopic description of lunar craters to the identification of various geological formations on Mars or on minor planets. Relief features of the Moon have first been observed by Galileo Galilee, via his telescope. During the next centuries, a multitude of Lunar landforms have been identified. Theories based on observations have been connected together by a scientific paradigm which explained their origin in a logical and seemingly undisputable manner. Telescopes showed a Lunar surface full of circular landforms, called craters, a landscape with no parallel on Earth. But the individual landforms had a morphological equivalent, volcanoes, which naturally led to the conclusion that craters had been created by volcanic processes. Maria ("seas") served as natural basins for water bodies. Observations clearly showed that water and air are hardly found on the Moon, the lack of clouds indicated the lack of precipitation. But the flat surface of the maria (obviously composed of marine sediments) and the meandering valleys suggested the presence of liquid water and a higher atmospheric pressure in the past - during the age of active volcanism and degassing. There were no observable active volcanic processes but some craters (though to be volcanoes) have been observed as being active: flashes of light - interpreted as eruptions - have been reported by several observers. The presence of pyroclasts thrown out from the volcanic vents of craters provided an independent evidence: meteor showers and individual meteorites falling from the sky - originating from Lunar craters. The logical and interconnected set of explanations based on observations proved to be completely false by the second half of the 20th century. The new paradigm interpreted the very same features in a new context. The case of Mars was different. There were no telescopes capable of observing relief forms (no shadows on Mars are visible from the Earth, because Mars always shows a nearly full Mars phase), so only albedo features could be seen and used for interpretation. The lack of visible relief features were interpreted as a lack of considerable topography: an unnoticed distortion in the observational data. The hue and contrast of dark and bright, orange, grey and white spots have changed seasonally, the polar areas clearly showed a polar cap made of ice and snow, but clouds have not been observed. Since Mars is farther away from the Sun than the Earth, it was evident that temperature values are lower there. Scientists concluded that Mars is an ancient, arid world. Then contemporary geology taught the theory according to which waters on the Earth are going to infiltrate underground in time, making the surface dry - observations showed that this had already happened on Mars. The last surface reservoirs of water were the polar caps. Some observers reported seeing a global network of linear features, but other have only seen very few of such albedo markings. These features were interpreted as "canals," made by a civilization for irrigation, carrying water from the poles to all around the flat plains of Mars. What was observable from the Earth were the broad stripes of irrigated vegetation (like those along the Nile), the canals themselves were too narrow to be visible from here. All theories converged - supposing that the features seen by some, but not seen by others, were real. There was no chance for verification until spacecrafts have been developed which were able to make local observations. Instead of canals, the first pictures returned revealed a surface full of craters - a landform not expected by anyone. A paradigm shift was needed to explain the features of the "new" Mars. On the Moon, features were observable, but the interpretation was wrong. On Mars, only blurred albedo markings could be observed, along with sharp lines of imagination, which again were interpreted falsely. In the case of Venus, there was no data on surface features. Only its bright cloud top could be observed from the Earth. But this fact along with the planet's orbital parameters provided enough information for a popular view on its surface conditions: a hot world (inferred from its proximity to the Sun) and also a rainy one (from its complete cloud cover). The conclusion: Venus is a global jungle possibly with dinosaurs, like the hot and wet world of the then-discovered Mesozoic era. Our current knowledge originated from these early attempts of interpreting surface conditions and geological origin of landforms from a very little set of available data. Today we have a huge set of images and other physical data which makes it possible to create models on the inner structure and thermal history of planetary bodies. Combined data sets lead to better supported models on the formation of surface features. Today we believe that most models give reliable explanation for the origin of planetary landforms. New, higher resolution images reveal new sets of meso- and microscale landforms, while images from previously not imaged dwarf planets, satellites, asteroids and cometary nuclei show landforms never seen before. In the future exoplanets are expected to provide brand new types of relief features no predictable by our Earth-and Solar System bound imagination. There are so many different landforms on planetary