The objective of this book is to introduce the surface of the objects in the Solar System, the individual treatment features of the planets and satellites in the context of varies among the chapters. For example, it was difficult geomorphic processes. Introductory chapters include the to decide what to leave out of the chapter on Mars because "bows" and "whys" of Solar System exploration and a so much is known about the surface, whereas data are review of the primary processes that shape our planet, rather limited for Mercury. Earth, and which appear to be important to planetary In addition to introducing the geomorphology of plane sciences. The remaining chapters describe the geomor tary objects, this book is intended to be a "source" for phology of the planets and satellites for which data are obtaining supplemental information. References are cited available. For most of these objects, the general physiog throughout the text. However, these citations are not raphy and terrain units for each are introduced, then the intended to be exhaustive but rather are given to provide geomorphic processes that are inferred for the develop a "springboard" for additional literature surveys.
|Edition description:||2nd ed. 1994|
|Product dimensions:||8.27(w) x 11.69(h) x 0.03(d)|
Table of ContentsIntroduction: Objectives of Solar System exploration; The geologic approach; Relevance of geomorphology; Sources of data. Geologic exploration of the Solar System: General planetary characteristics; Pre-space-age planetology studies; Lunar and planetary missions; Planetary images; Digital image processing; Planetary cartography; Summary; Planetary morphologic processes: Introduction; Impact cratering; Tectonic processes; Volcanic processes; Gradation; Summary; The Moon: Introduction; General physiography; Tectonic features; Craters; Degradational features; History of the moon; Mercury: Introduction; Physiography; Craters and basins: Scarps and ridges; The Caloris basin; Volcanism; Geologic history; Venus: Introduction; Radar data for Venus; Physiography; Craters; Tectonic features; Volcanic features; Surface modifications; Geologic history; Mars: Introduction; Phobos and Deimos; Physiography: Knobby terrain; Craters; Volcanism; Tectonism; Gradation; Geologic history; The Jupiter system: Introduction; Io; Europa; Ganymede; Callisto; The Galileo mission; The Saturn system: Introduction; Geomorphology of the satellites; Geologic processes; The future; The Uranus system: Introduction; Uranus the planet; Rings; Satellites; Geologic processes; The Neptune system: Introduction; Neptune the planet; Rings; Satellites; Triton; Epilogue: References; Index.