Planetary Volcanism across the Solar System

Planetary Volcanism across the Solar System
Author: Tracy K. P. Gregg,Rosaly M. Lopes,Sarah A. Fagents
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2021-12-04
ISBN 10: 0128139889
ISBN 13: 9780128139882
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planetary Volcanism across the Solar System Book Review:

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
ISBN 10: 1862396329
ISBN 13: 9781862396326
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Volcanism and Tectonism Across the Inner Solar System Book Review:

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.

Environmental Effects on Volcanic Eruptions

Environmental Effects on Volcanic Eruptions
Author: James R. Zimbelman,Tracey K.P. Gregg
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2013-03-08
ISBN 10: 1461541514
ISBN 13: 9781461541516
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Effects on Volcanic Eruptions Book Review:

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 new graduates. The book is primarily a presentation of research results rather than a tutorial for the general public. Textbook or supplementary reading for courses in volcanology or comparative planetology at college/university level.

Planetary Volcanism

Planetary Volcanism
Author: Peter John Cattermole,Peter Cattermole
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Total Pages: 417
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015037822353
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Volcanoes of Mars

The Volcanoes of Mars
Author: James R. Zimbelman,David A. Crown,Peter J. Mouginis-Mark,Tracy K. P. Gregg
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2020-12-05
ISBN 10: 0128228776
ISBN 13: 9780128228777
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Volcanoes of Mars Book Review:

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 by both orbiting spacecraft and rovers. In addition, it compares the features of Martian volcanoes to those seen on other volcanic bodies. Concluding with prospects for new knowledge to be gained from future Mars missions, this book brings researchers in volcanology and the study of Mars up to date on the latest findings in the study of volcanoes on Mars, allowing the reader to compare and contrast Martian volcanoes to volcanoes studied on Earth and throughout the Solar System. Presents clearly organized text and figures that will quickly allow the reader to find specific aspects of Martian volcanism Includes definitions of geological and volcanological terms throughout to aid interdisciplinary understanding Summarizes key results for each volcanic region of Mars and provides copious citations to the research literature to facilitate further discovery Synthesizes the most current data from multiple spacecraft missions, including the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, as well as geochemical data from Martian meteorites Utilizes published geologic mapping results to highlight the detailed knowledge that exists for each region

Alien Volcanoes

Alien Volcanoes
Author: Rosaly M. C. Lopes,Michael W. Carroll
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2008-05
ISBN 10: 0801886732
ISBN 13: 9780801886737
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alien Volcanoes Book Review:

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.

Volcanoes of the Solar System

Volcanoes of the Solar System
Author: Charles Frankel
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780521477703
ISBN 13: 0521477700
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Volcanoes of the Solar System Book Review:

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. Complemented by over 150 photographs, this comprehensive and lucid account of volcanoes describes the most recent data on the unique and varied volcanic features of Venus and updates our knowledge on the prodigiously active volcanoes of Io. A member of the Association of European Volcanologists, Charles Frankel has directed documentary films on geology, astronomy and space exploration and has authored a number of articles on the earth sciences.

Fire and Ice

Fire and Ice
Author: Natalie Starkey
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-09-28
ISBN 10: 147296036X
ISBN 13: 9781472960368
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fire and Ice Book Review:

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.

Worlds on Fire

Worlds on Fire
Author: Charles Frankel
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2005-09-22
ISBN 10: 9780521803939
ISBN 13: 0521803934
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Worlds on Fire Book Review:

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.

Modeling Volcanic Processes

Modeling Volcanic Processes
Author: Sarah A. Fagents,Tracy K. P. Gregg,Rosaly M. C. Lopes
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013-03-14
ISBN 10: 1139619225
ISBN 13: 9781139619226
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modeling Volcanic Processes Book Review:

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 present cutting-edge research illustrated by case studies. Individual chapters cover subsurface magmatic processes through to eruption in various environments and conclude with the application of modeling to understanding the other volcanic planets of our Solar System. Providing an accessible and practical text for graduate students of physical volcanology, this book is also an important resource for researchers and professionals in the fields of volcanology, geophysics, geochemistry, petrology and natural hazards.

Encyclopedia of the Solar System

Encyclopedia of the Solar System
Author: Lucy-Ann McFadden,Torrence Johnson,Paul Weissman
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 992
Release: 2006-12-18
ISBN 10: 9780080474984
ISBN 13: 0080474985
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of the Solar System Book Review:

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 reference follows the trail blazed by the bestselling first edition. It provides a framework for understanding the origin and evolution of the solar system, historical discoveries, and details about planetary bodies and how they interact—and has jumped light years ahead in terms of new information and visual impact. Offering more than 50% new material, the Encyclopedia includes the latest explorations and observations, hundreds of new color digital images and illustrations, and more than 1,000 pages. It stands alone as the definitive work in this field, and will serve as a modern messenger of scientific discovery and provide a look into the future of our solar system. · Forty-seven chapters from 75+ eminent authors review fundamental topics as well as new models, theories, and discussions · Each entry is detailed and scientifically rigorous, yet accessible to undergraduate students and amateur astronomers · More than 700 full-color digital images and diagrams from current space missions and observatories amplify the chapters · Thematic chapters provide up-to-date coverage, including a discussion on the new International Astronomical Union (IAU) vote on the definition of a planet · Information is easily accessible with numerous cross-references and a full glossary and index

Alien Seas

Alien Seas
Author: Michael Carroll,Rosaly Lopes
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 119
Release: 2013-07-19
ISBN 10: 1461474736
ISBN 13: 9781461474739
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alien Seas Book Review:

Oceans were long thought to exist in all corners of the Solar System, from carbonated seas percolating beneath the clouds of Venus to features on the Moon's surface given names such as "the Bay of Rainbows” and the "Ocean of Storms." With the advent of modern telescopes and spacecraft exploration these ancient concepts of planetary seas have, for the most part, evaporated. But they have been replaced by the reality of something even more exotic. For example, although it is still uncertain whether Mars ever had actual oceans, it now seems that a web of waterways did indeed at one time spread across its surface. The "water" in many places in our Solar System is a poisoned brew mixed with ammonia or methane. Even that found on Jupiter's watery satellite Europa is believed similar to battery acid. Beyond the Galilean satellites may lie even more "alien oceans." Saturn's planet-sized moon Titan seems to be subject to methane or ethane rainfall. This creates methane pools that, in turn, become vast lakes and, perhaps, seasonal oceans. Titan has other seas in a sense, as large shifting areas of sand covering vast plains have been discovered. Mars also has these sand seas, and Venus may as well, along with oceans of frozen lava. Do super-chilled concoctions of ammonia, liquid nitrogen, and water percolate beneath the surfaces of Enceladus and Triton? For now we can only guess at the possibilities. 'Alien Seas' serves up part history, part current research, and part theory as it offers a rich buffet of "seas" on other worlds. It is organized by location and by the material of which various oceans consist, with guest authors penning specific chapters. Each chapter features new original art depicting alien seas, as well as the latest ground-based and spacecraft images. Original diagrams presents details of planetary oceans and related processes.

Planetary Geology

Planetary Geology
Author: Angelo Pio Rossi,Stephan van Gasselt
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 433
Release: 2017-11-28
ISBN 10: 331965179X
ISBN 13: 9783319651798
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planetary Geology Book Review:

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 surfaces (and sub-surfaces) are key to understanding the Solar System as a whole: its evolution and the planetary perspective of our own planet. This book has a modular structure and is divided into 4 sections comprising 15 chapters in total. Each section builds upon the previous one but is also self-standing. The sections are: Methods and tools Processes and Sources Integration and Geological Syntheses Frontiers The latter covers the far-reaching broad topics of exobiology, early life, extreme environments and planetary resources, all areas where major advancements are expected in the forthcoming decades and both key to human exploration of the Solar System. The target readership includes advanced undergraduate students in geoscience-related topics with no specific planetary science knowledge; undergraduates in other natural science domains (e.g. physics, astronomy, biology or chemistry); graduates in engineering and space systems design who want to complement their knowledge in planetary science. The authors’ backgrounds span a broad range of topics and disciplines: rooted in Earth geoscience, their expertise covers remote sensing and cartography, field mapping, impact cratering, volcanology and tectonics, sedimentology and stratigraphy exobiology and life in extreme environments, planetary resources and mining. Several generations of planetary scientists are cooperating to provide a modern view on a discipline developed from Earth during and through Space exploration.

Planetary Surface Processes

Planetary Surface Processes
Author: H. Jay Melosh
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011-08-25
ISBN 10: 1139498304
ISBN 13: 9781139498302
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planetary Surface Processes Book Review:

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 textbook is a one-stop source of information on planetary surface processes, providing readers with the necessary background to interpret new data from NASA, ESA and other space missions. Based on a course taught by the author at the University of Arizona for 25 years, it is aimed at advanced students, and is also an invaluable resource for researchers, professional planetary scientists and space-mission engineers.

Lunar Sourcebook

Lunar Sourcebook
Author: Grant Heiken,David Vaniman,Bevan M. French
Publsiher: CUP Archive
Total Pages: 736
Release: 1991-04-26
ISBN 10: 9780521334440
ISBN 13: 0521334446
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lunar Sourcebook Book Review:

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
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2004-08-31
ISBN 10: 9783540004318
ISBN 13: 3540004319
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Volcanic Worlds Book Review:

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.

Planetary Crusts

Planetary Crusts
Author: S. Ross Taylor,Scott McLennan
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 0521841860
ISBN 13: 9780521841863
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planetary Crusts Book Review:

This comprehensive reference volume surveys the development of crusts on solid planets and satellites in the solar system.

Assembling Life

Assembling Life
Author: David W. Deamer
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2019-01-04
ISBN 10: 0190646381
ISBN 13: 9780190646387
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assembling Life Book Review:

In Assembling Life, David Deamer addresses questions that are the cutting edge of research on the origin of life. For instance, how did non-living organic compounds assemble into the first forms of primitive cellular life? What was the source of those compounds and the energy that produced the first nucleic acids? Did life begin in the ocean or in fresh water on terrestrial land masses? Could life have begun on Mars? The book provides an overview of conditions on the early Earth four billion years ago and explains why fresh water hot springs are a plausible alternative to salty seawater as a site where life can begin. Deamer describes his studies of organic compounds that were likely to be available in the prebiotic environment and the volcanic conditions that can drive chemical evolution toward the origin of life. The book is not exclusively Earth-centric, but instead considers whether life could begin elsewhere in our solar system. Deamer does not propose how life did begin, because we can never know that with certainty. Instead, his goal is to understand how life can begin on any habitable planet, with Earth so far being the only known example.

Planetary Tectonics

Planetary Tectonics
Author: Thomas R. Watters,Richard A. Schultz
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 518
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0521765730
ISBN 13: 9780521765732
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planetary Tectonics Book Review:

This book is an essential reference volume that surveys tectonic landforms on solid bodies throughout the Solar System.

Planetology

Planetology
Author: Tom Jones
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9781426201219
ISBN 13: 1426201214
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planetology Book Review:

Explores the contrasts and similarities between Earth and its planetary neighbors, tracing the history of the solar system and the natural forces and processes that have shaped nearby planets and moons.