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Planetary Landscapes / Edition 2

Planetary Landscapes / Edition 2

by R. Greeley
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ISBN-13: 9780412051814
Publisher: Springer US
Publication date: 03/31/1994
Edition description: 2nd ed. 1994
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 8.27(w) x 11.69(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: 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.

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