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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 04 December 2021
  • ISBN : 9780128139882
  • Page : 354 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

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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

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Planetary Volcanism across the Solar System

Planetary Volcanism across the Solar System
  • Author : Tracy K. P. Gregg,Rosaly M. Lopes,Sarah A. Fagents
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-12-04
  • ISBN : 9780128139882
DOWNLOAD BOOKPlanetary Volcanism across the Solar System

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

Volcanism and Tectonism Across the Inner Solar System

Volcanism and Tectonism Across the Inner Solar System
  • Author : T. Platz,M. Massironi,P.K. Byrne,H. Hiesinger
  • Publisher : Geological Society of London
  • Release Date : 2015-01-05
  • ISBN : 9781862396326
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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

Environmental Effects on Volcanic Eruptions

Environmental Effects on Volcanic Eruptions
  • Author : James R. Zimbelman,Tracey K.P. Gregg
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-03-08
  • ISBN : 9781461541516
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The book presents current research into the effect that environmental conditions have on volcanic eruptions and the subsequent emplacement of volcanic products. This is accomplished through a series of chapters that investigate specific environments - both terrestrial and extraterrestrial - and the expression of volcanic materials found within those settings. Current state-of-the-art numerical, analytical and computer models are used in most chapters to provide robust, quantitative insights into how volcanoes behave in different environmental settings. Readership: Upper level undergraduates and

The Volcanoes of Mars

The Volcanoes of Mars
  • Author : James R. Zimbelman,David A. Crown,Peter J. Mouginis-Mark,Tracy K. P. Gregg
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2020-12-05
  • ISBN : 9780128228777
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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

Alien Volcanoes

Alien Volcanoes
  • Author : Rosaly M. C. Lopes,Michael W. Carroll
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2008-05
  • ISBN : 9780801886737
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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

Volcanoes of the Solar System

Volcanoes of the Solar System
  • Author : Charles Frankel
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1996
  • ISBN : 0521477700
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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.

Worlds on Fire

Worlds on Fire
  • Author : Charles Frankel
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2005-09-22
  • ISBN : 0521803934
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A brightly illustrated geological study of the planets and satellites of our solar system offers a detailed tour of volcanic landmarks on the Earth, our Moon, Mars, Venus, and Io.

Fire and Ice

Fire and Ice
  • Author : Natalie Starkey
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-09-28
  • ISBN : 9781472960368
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Follow geologist and cosmologist Natalie Starkey on a journey as she leads you on a tour of the Solar System’s tallest, coldest, hottest, and weirdest volcanoes.

Super Volcanoes: What They Reveal about Earth and the Worlds Beyond

Super Volcanoes: What They Reveal about Earth and the Worlds Beyond
  • Author : Robin George Andrews
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2021-11-02
  • ISBN : 9780393542073
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An exhilarating, time-traveling journey to the solar system’s strangest and most awe-inspiring volcanoes. Volcanoes are capable of acts of pyrotechnical prowess verging on magic: they spout black magma more fluid than water, create shimmering cities of glass at the bottom of the ocean and frozen lakes of lava on the moon, and can even tip entire planets over. Between lava that melts and re-forms the landscape, and noxious volcanic gases that poison the atmosphere, volcanoes have threatened life on

Planetary Geology

Planetary Geology
  • Author : Angelo Pio Rossi,Stephan van Gasselt
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-11-28
  • ISBN : 9783319651798
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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

Modeling Volcanic Processes

Modeling Volcanic Processes
  • Author : Sarah A. Fagents,Tracy K. P. Gregg,Rosaly M. C. Lopes
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-03-14
  • ISBN : 9781139619226
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Understanding the physical behavior of volcanoes is key to mitigating the hazards active volcanoes pose to the ever-increasing populations living nearby. The processes involved in volcanic eruptions are driven by a series of interlinked physical phenomena, and to fully understand these, volcanologists must employ various physics subdisciplines. This book provides the first advanced-level, one-stop resource examining the physics of volcanic behavior and reviewing the state-of-the-art in modeling volcanic processes. Each chapter begins by explaining simple modeling formulations and progresses to

Planetary Surface Processes

Planetary Surface Processes
  • Author : H. Jay Melosh
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-08-25
  • ISBN : 9781139498302
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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

Encyclopedia of the Solar System

Encyclopedia of the Solar System
  • Author : Lucy-Ann McFadden,Torrence Johnson,Paul Weissman
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2006-12-18
  • ISBN : 0080474985
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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

Lunar Sourcebook

Lunar Sourcebook
  • Author : Grant Heiken,David Vaniman,Bevan M. French
  • Publisher : CUP Archive
  • Release Date : 1991-04-26
  • ISBN : 0521334446
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The only work to date to collect data gathered during the American and Soviet missions in an accessible and complete reference of current scientific and technical information about the Moon.

Volcanic Worlds

Volcanic Worlds
  • Author : Rosaly M.C. Lopes,Tracy K. P. Gregg
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2004-08-31
  • ISBN : 3540004319
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Written by active research scientists who study the volcanism of Earth and of other planets, the contributions provide the first general review of volcanic activity throughout the Solar System. Successive chapters describe past and present volcanic activity as it is observed throughout the Solar System. These chapters relate to readers not only our present knowledge of volcanism throughout the Solar System but also how frontline scientists working in this field conduct their research.