Planetary Surface Processes

Planetary Surface Processes

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by H. Jay Melosh
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521514185

ISBN-13: 9780521514187

Pub. Date: 08/25/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Planetary Surface Processes is the first advanced textbook to cover the full range of geologic processes that shape the surfaces of planetary-scale bodies. Using a modern, quantitative approach, this book reconsiders geologic processes outside the traditional terrestrial context. It highlights processes that are contingent upon Earth's unique circumstances and

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Planetary Surface Processes is the first advanced textbook to cover the full range of geologic processes that shape the surfaces of planetary-scale bodies. Using a modern, quantitative approach, this book reconsiders geologic processes outside the traditional terrestrial context. It highlights processes that are contingent upon Earth's unique circumstances and processes that are universal. For example, it shows explicitly that equations predicting the velocity of a river are dependent on gravity: traditional geomorphology textbooks fail to take this into account. This textbook is a one-stop source of information on planetary surface processes, providing readers with the necessary background to interpret new data from NASA, ESA and other space missions. Based on a course taught by the author at the University of Arizona for 25 years, it is aimed at advanced students, and is also an invaluable resource for researchers, professional planetary scientists and space-mission engineers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521514187
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/25/2011
Series:
Cambridge Planetary Science Series, #13
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
520
Sales rank:
1,182,744
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. The grand tour; 2. The shapes of planets and moons; 3. Strength versus gravity; 4. Tectonics; 5. Volcanism; 6. Impact cratering; 7. Regoliths, weathering and surface texture; 8. Slopes and mass movement; 9. Wind; 10. Water; 11. Ice; References; Index.

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