ISBN-10:
0521765730
ISBN-13:
9780521765732
Pub. Date:
01/31/2010
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Planetary Tectonics

Planetary Tectonics

by Thomas R. Watters, Richard A. Schultz
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ISBN-13: 9780521765732
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/31/2010
Series: Cambridge Planetary Science Series , #11
Pages: 518
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Thomas R. Watters is a Senior Scientist in the Smithsonian Institution's Center for Earth and Planetary Studies at the National Air and Space Museum and Director of the Smithsonian's Regional Planetary Image Facility. He is involved in three planetary missions: Mars Express (MARSIS Radar Sounder team), MESSENGER (MDIS imaging team), and the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LROC imaging team). He has served as Chair of the Planetary Geology Division of the Geological Society of America, guest editor for Geophysical Research Letters, and on the editorial board of the journal Geology. His research interests are planetary tectonics, and planetary geology and geophysics.

Richard A. Schultz is Professor of Geological Engineering and Geomechanics at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he teaches courses in geology, rock mechanics, and planetary science. He has served on the IUGS Commission on Comparative Planetology, as associate editor for the Journal of Geophysical Research, guest editor for the Journal of Structural Geology, and co-editor of the 35th U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics and the 33rd Symposium on Engineering Geology and Geotechnical Engineering, with visiting professorships at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the University of Paris. His research interests include the evolution of fault systems on various planetary bodies.

Table of Contents

List of contributors vii

Preface xi

1 Planetary tectonics: introduction Thomas R. Watters Richard A. Schultz 1

2 The tectonics of Mercury Thomas R. Watters Francis Nimmo 15

3 Venus tectonics George E. McGill Ellen R. Stofan Suzanne E. Smrekar 81

4 Lunar tectonics Thomas R. Watters Catherine L. Johnson 121

5 Mars tectonics Matthew P. Golombek Roger J. Phillips 183

6 Tectonics of small bodies Peter C. Thomas Louise M. Prockter 233

7 Tectonics of the outer planet satellites Geoffrey C. Collins William B. McKinnon Jeffrey M. Moore Francis Nimmo Robert T. Pappalardo Louise M. Prockter Paul M. Schenk 264

8 Planetary structural mapping Kenneth L. Tanaka Robert Anderson James M. Dohm Vicki L. Hansen George E. McGill Robert T. Pappalardo Richard A. Schultz Thomas R. Watters 351

9 Strength and deformation of planetary lithospheres David L. Kohlstedt Stephen J. Mackwell 397

10 Fault populations Richard A. Schultz Roger Soliva Chris H. Okubo Daniel M?ge 457

Index 511

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