Planetary Volcanism across the Solar System

Planetary Volcanism across the Solar System
Author: Tracy K. P. Gregg,Rosaly M.C. Lopes,Sarah A. Fagents
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2021-12-04
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780128139882

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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

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
Publsiher: Geological Society of London
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2015-01-05
Genre: Science
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 prevailing landforms and their underlying formational processes that are described and highlighted in this volume are but a primer to the expansive field of planetary volcanism and tectonism. This Special Publication features 22 research articles about volcanic and tectonic processes manifest across the inner solar system.

Planetary Volcanism

Planetary Volcanism
Author: Peter John Cattermole
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 484
Release: 1996
Genre: Planetary volcanism
ISBN: UOM:39015037822353

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Volcanic Worlds

Volcanic Worlds
Author: Rosaly M.C. Lopes,Tracy K. P. Gregg
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2004-08-31
Genre: Science
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.

Volcanoes of the Solar System

Volcanoes of the Solar System
Author: Charles Frankel
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 254
Release: 1996
Genre: Science
ISBN: 0521477700

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Comprehensive and beautifully illustrated tour of recently discovered volcanic features of the Solar System.

Planetary Volcanism

Planetary Volcanism
Author: Peter Cattermole
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 350
Release: 1994-08
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 047195439X

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Introduction to Planetary Volcanism

Introduction to Planetary Volcanism
Author: Gregory Mursky
Publsiher: Macmillan College
Total Pages: 318
Release: 1996
Genre: Planetary volcanism
ISBN: UOM:39015037431882

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This text explores, from a geological perspective, the volcanic processes on the planets and moons of our solar system. Its comprehensive coverage probes the nature of volcanic activity among the planets and their satellites. The work is designed as an introduction to volcanic phenomena in departments of geology, geophysics and earth science, and is intended primarily for beginning students with no previous geological experience.

Alien Volcanoes

Alien Volcanoes
Author: Rosaly M. C. Lopes,Michael W. Carroll
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 171
Release: 2008-05
Genre: Science
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 eight gracefully written chapters laced with gripping photographs and stunning artwork, Lopes and Carroll survey the complete spectrum of volcanism in time and location, from the solar system’s origin to the modern era and from the familiar shield volcanoes of the terrestrial worlds to the bizarre superchilled geysers on distant ice moons. In the process, they entertain the possibility of hidden lakes on Saturn’s moon Enceladus, discuss the potential effects of greenhouse gases on Neptune’s moon Triton, reconstruct the last moments of life for Pompeiians in the face of an erupting Mount Vesuvius, and explain how a 4,000-mile-long river of lava could have once flowed freely across the plains of Venus. Richly illustrated with original paintings supplemented by NASA and European Space Agency photographs, Alien Volcanoes advances our knowledge of volcanoes on other heavenly bodies, enhances our ability to comprehend how they came into being on Earth, and describes how we might better predict the impact of future eruptions.