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.

Planetary Tectonism Across the Solar System

Planetary Tectonism Across the Solar System
Author: Christian Klimczak,Geoffrey Collins,Paul Byrne
Publsiher: Comparative Planetology
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-05
ISBN 10: 9780128160923
ISBN 13: 0128160926
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planetary Tectonism Across the Solar System Book Review:

Planetary Tectonism across the Solar System, Volume Two in the Comparative Planetology series, addresses key questions surrounding planetary tectonism, such our understanding of the global contraction of Mercury, the formation of giant rift zones on Saturn's icy moons, or the tesserated terrain on Venus. It makes connections to Earth, such as how deformation on Mercury is both similar and different, and how to apply theoretical considerations behind plate tectonics on Earth to other planets. The book offers an up-to-date, accessible and comprehensive discussion of the major tectonic processes and landforms that shape and drive the evolution of planets, moons and smaller bodies. By placing a singular emphasis on comparing tectonic processes and landforms on all relevant Solar System bodies, with the explicit objective of providing a systems-level understanding of this widespread phenomenon, this book is ideal for anyone studying planetary tectonism. Includes an introduction that places the book in the context of the larger Comparative Planetology series Compares tectonic processes on all relevant Solar System bodies, providing a systems-level understanding of this widespread phenomenon that shapes and drives the evolution of planets, moons and smaller bodies Features over 100 color illustrations and charts to better convey concepts Offers additional online content, including figures, animations, videos and interviews with contributing authors

Principles of Structural Geology

Principles of Structural Geology
Author: John Suppe
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 537
Release: 1985
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: MINN:31951000542475X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Vision and Voyages for Planetary Science in the Decade 2013 2022

Vision and Voyages for Planetary Science in the Decade 2013 2022
Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Space Studies Board,Committee on the Planetary Science Decadal Survey
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2012-01-30
ISBN 10: 0309224640
ISBN 13: 9780309224642
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vision and Voyages for Planetary Science in the Decade 2013 2022 Book Review:

In recent years, planetary science has seen a tremendous growth in new knowledge. Deposits of water ice exist at the Moon's poles. Discoveries on the surface of Mars point to an early warm wet climate, and perhaps conditions under which life could have emerged. Liquid methane rain falls on Saturn's moon Titan, creating rivers, lakes, and geologic landscapes with uncanny resemblances to Earth's. Vision and Voyages for Planetary Science in the Decade 2013-2022 surveys the current state of knowledge of the solar system and recommends a suite of planetary science flagship missions for the decade 2013-2022 that could provide a steady stream of important new discoveries about the solar system. Research priorities defined in the report were selected through a rigorous review that included input from five expert panels. NASA's highest priority large mission should be the Mars Astrobiology Explorer Cacher (MAX-C), a mission to Mars that could help determine whether the planet ever supported life and could also help answer questions about its geologic and climatic history. Other projects should include a mission to Jupiter's icy moon Europa and its subsurface ocean, and the Uranus Orbiter and Probe mission to investigate that planet's interior structure, atmosphere, and composition. For medium-size missions, Vision and Voyages for Planetary Science in the Decade 2013-2022 recommends that NASA select two new missions to be included in its New Frontiers program, which explores the solar system with frequent, mid-size spacecraft missions. If NASA cannot stay within budget for any of these proposed flagship projects, it should focus on smaller, less expensive missions first. Vision and Voyages for Planetary Science in the Decade 2013-2022 suggests that the National Science Foundation expand its funding for existing laboratories and establish new facilities as needed. It also recommends that the program enlist the participation of international partners. This report is a vital resource for government agencies supporting space science, the planetary science community, and the public.

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.

Mercury

Mercury
Author: Sean C. Solomon,Larry R. Nittler,Brian J. Anderson
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 690
Release: 2018-12-31
ISBN 10: 1107154456
ISBN 13: 9781107154452
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mercury Book Review:

Offers an authoritative synthesis of knowledge of the planet Mercury after the MESSENGER mission, for researchers and students in planetary science.

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.

The Interdisciplinary Earth In Honor of Don L Anderson

The Interdisciplinary Earth  In Honor of Don L  Anderson
Author: Gillian R. Foulger,Michele Lustrino,Scott D. King
Publsiher: Geological Society of America
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2015-09
ISBN 10: 0813725143
ISBN 13: 9780813725147
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Interdisciplinary Earth In Honor of Don L Anderson Book Review:

Copublished with the American Geophysical Union as American Geophysical Union Special Publication 71 This volume is a memorial to Don L. Anderson, former director of the Seismological Laboratory of the Caltech Institute of Technology, recipient of the Crafoord Prize, the National Medal of Honor, and numerous other awards. A geophysicist extraordinaire, he contributed much to our understanding of the structure and dynamics of the interior of Earth. The book, comprised largely of chapters written at Anderson's invitation, reflects his interdisciplinary career. It includes papers on anisotropy, the seismic structure of the mantle, mantle convection, the statistics of melting anomalies, planetary geology, tectonics, the thermal budget of Earth, lithospheric structure, geochemistry, and flood basalts.

Geologic Time Scale 2020

Geologic Time Scale 2020
Author: Felix M. Gradstein,James G. Ogg,Mark D. Schmitz,Gabi M. Ogg
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 1300
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 0128243619
ISBN 13: 9780128243619
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geologic Time Scale 2020 Book Review:

Geologic Time Scale 2020 (2 volume set) contains contributions from 80+ leading scientists who present syntheses in an easy-to-understand format that includes numerous color charts, maps and photographs. In addition to detailed overviews of chronostratigraphy, evolution, geochemistry, sequence stratigraphy and planetary geology, the GTS2020 volumes have separate chapters on each geologic period with compilations of the history of divisions, the current GSSPs (global boundary stratotypes), detailed bio-geochem-sequence correlation charts, and derivation of the age models. The authors are on the forefront of chronostratigraphic research and initiatives surrounding the creation of an international geologic time scale. The included charts display the most up-to-date, international standard as ratified by the International Commission on Stratigraphy and the International Union of Geological Sciences. As the framework for deciphering the history of our planet Earth, this book is essential for practicing Earth Scientists and academics. • Completely updated geologic time scale • Provides the most detailed integrated geologic time scale available that compiles and synthesize information in one reference • Gives insights on the construction, strengths and limitations of the geological time scale that greatly enhances its function and its utility

The Tectonic Plates are Moving

The Tectonic Plates are Moving
Author: Roy Livermore
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 482
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 0198717865
ISBN 13: 9780198717867
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tectonic Plates are Moving Book Review:

A witty, irreverent guide to the birth, development, and state-of-the-art of the most important theory in Earth Science. Written in non-technical language, the book traces the evolution of plate tectonics from its roots in twentieth-century controversy, via the 1960s revolution and general acceptance of the theory, to the realization that plate tectonics is the process that makes the Earth unique in the solar system and suitable for life. Having subsumed earliertheories of continental drift and sea-floor spreading, plate tectonics itself is now evolving into a truly global theory of planetary circulation. The book is aimed at the interested non-scientist, butwill be valuable reading for A-level science and geography students and first-year undergraduates.

Exploring the Inner Planets

Exploring the Inner Planets
Author: Nancy Dickmann
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2015-07-15
ISBN 10: 1499436300
ISBN 13: 9781499436303
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring the Inner Planets Book Review:

Stargazers have observed Mercury, Venus, and Mars—the other small, rocky planets in our solar system besides Earth—for thousands of years. More recently, we have begun to explore our neighbors in outer space via flyby spacecraft, probes, and rovers. Readers will learn how these expeditions have expanded our knowledge of these planets’ atmospheres, surfaces, features, and even potential for life. A must-read for anyone interested in discovering more about space exploration’s past, present, and future.

Thrust Faulting on the Terrestrial Planets

Thrust Faulting on the Terrestrial Planets
Author: Kelsey Taylor Warden
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1114306895
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thrust Faulting on the Terrestrial Planets Book Review:

The exterior of a planet often reflects its internal workings. On planets with little to no erosion, the surface geology can record billions of years of planetary evolution. Mercury, the smallest planet in our solar system, has not experienced aqueous erosion and as such, is an ideal site for exploring the longest-lived and most ancient planetary processes. These include global contraction (a decrease in planet volume), tidal despinning (slowing of the planet's rotation), and reorientation (a shift in the orientation of the rotational axis). Each of these processes contributes to stresses that have influenced the tectonic development of structures like faults and folds in the rocks, often basalts, that cover the surface of the planet. On Earth, regional processes are also recorded in local structures. Studying the development of faults and folds is important for understanding the tectonic context of their structural evolution. Research presented in this dissertation ties together Earth and other-planetary tectonism, deciphering what structures are telling us about planetary evolution. By describing how basalts deform, I relate their deformation to more widespread processes. I present the first quantitative estimates for strain rates from global contraction on Mercury ranging back ~4 Ga, and describe the likely structural style of faulting based on the most detailed tectonic map ever produced of another planet. Results from mapping have also allowed for the constraint of the timing of despinning and reorientation. An investigation of an Earth analogue to these structures, the Yakima Fold Province of central Washington state is also carried out. The structures are represented with a three-dimensional model produced from structural data collected in the field and ~44 km of seismic profile interpretations. Insight into the distribution of deformation across these folds and faults has allowed me to intimately relate the strain observed in the belt to the tectonic setting of the Cenozoic northwest, including the opening of the Basin and Range, subduction of the Juan de Fuca and Farallon plates, and hotspot volcanism in the Snake River Plain.

The Pluto System After New Horizons

The Pluto System After New Horizons
Author: S. Alan Stern
Publsiher: University of Arizona Press
Total Pages: 683
Release: 2021-08-10
ISBN 10: 0816540942
ISBN 13: 9780816540945
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pluto System After New Horizons Book Review:

Once perceived as distant, cold, dark, and seemingly unknowable, Pluto had long been marked as the farthest and most unreachable frontier for solar system exploration. The Pluto System After New Horizons is the benchmark research compendium for synthesizing our understanding of the Pluto system. This volume reviews the work of researchers who have spent the last five years assimilating the data returned from New Horizons and the first full scientific synthesis of this fascinating system.

Enceladus and the Icy Moons of Saturn

Enceladus and the Icy Moons of Saturn
Author: Paul M. Schenk,Roger N. Clark,Carly J. A. Howett,Anne J. Verbiscer,J. Hunter Waite
Publsiher: University of Arizona Press
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2018-11-27
ISBN 10: 0816537070
ISBN 13: 9780816537075
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enceladus and the Icy Moons of Saturn Book Review:

With active geysers coating its surface with dazzlingly bright ice crystals, Saturn’s large moon Enceladus is one of the most enigmatic worlds in our solar system. Underlying this activity are numerous further discoveries by the Cassini spacecraft, tantalizing us with evidence that Enceladus harbors a subsurface ocean of liquid water. Enceladus is thus newly realized as a forefront candidate among potentially habitable ocean worlds in our own solar system, although it is only one of a family of icy moons orbiting the giant ringed planet, each with its own story. As a new volume in the Space Science Series, Enceladus and the Icy Moons of Saturn brings together nearly eighty of the world’s top experts writing more than twenty chapters to set the foundation for what we currently understand, while building the framework for the highest-priority questions to be addressed through ongoing spacecraft exploration. Topics include the physics and processes driving the geologic and geophysical phenomena of icy worlds, including, but not limited to, ring-moon interactions, interior melting due to tidal heating, ejection and reaccretion of vapor and particulates, ice tectonics, and cryovolcanism. By contextualizing each topic within the profusion of puzzles beckoning from among Saturn’s many dozen moons, Enceladus and the Icy Moons of Saturn synthesizes planetary processes on a broad scale to inform and propel both seasoned researchers and students toward achieving new advances in the coming decade and beyond.

Planet Earth and the New Geoscience

Planet Earth and the New Geoscience
Author: Victor Schmidt,William Harbert
Publsiher: Kendall Hunt
Total Pages: 426
Release: 2003-08
ISBN 10: 9780787293550
ISBN 13: 0787293555
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Introduction to Planetary Geomorphology

Introduction to Planetary Geomorphology
Author: Ronald Greeley
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2013-02-21
ISBN 10: 0521867118
ISBN 13: 9780521867115
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Planetary Geomorphology Book Review:

Featuring hundreds of images, this textbook explores the geological evolution of planets and moons for undergraduate students in planetary science.

The Planets

The Planets
Author: DK
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-09-01
ISBN 10: 1465435735
ISBN 13: 9781465435736
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Planets Book Review:

Discover places where a day is longer than a year, where hailstones are made of diamonds, and where a mountain looms twice the size of Everest. These and more are all to be found in The Planets. The Sun's gravity holds in thrall eight planets, each with an entourage of moons, as well as dwarf planets, asteroids, and comets. The Planets takes you on a dazzling visual tour. From the Solar System's fiery heart, travel to rocky worlds such as tiny Mercury scorched by the Sun. Then witness Venus swathed in a sulfurous haze, and go to the outer reaches to visit planets such as gas giant Jupiter, which is 120 times the size of Earth. Using 3-D models and photography from NASA and the European Space Agency, The Planets describes each one, as well as the extraordinary endeavors of space exploration. Edited by space scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock, this book is enthralling reading for everyone interested in astronomy and space exploration.

Encyclopedia of the Solar System

Encyclopedia of the Solar System
Author: Tilman Spohn,Doris Breuer,Torrence Johnson
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 1336
Release: 2014-05-30
ISBN 10: 0124160344
ISBN 13: 9780124160347
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of the Solar System Book Review:

The Encyclopedia of the Solar System, Third Edition—winner of the 2015 PROSE Award in Cosmology & Astronomy from the Association of American Publishers—provides a framework for understanding the origin and evolution of the solar system, historical discoveries, and details about planetary bodies and how they interact—with an astounding breadth of content and breathtaking visual impact. The encyclopedia includes the latest explorations and observations, hundreds of color digital images and illustrations, and over 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. New additions to the third edition reflect the latest progress and growth in the field, including past and present space missions to the terrestrial planets, the outer solar systems and space telescopes used to detect extrasolar planets. Winner of the 2015 PROSE Award in Cosmology & Astronomy from the Association of American Publishers Presents 700 full-color digital images and diagrams from current space missions and observatories, bringing to life the content and aiding in the understanding and retention of key concepts. Includes a substantial appendix containing data on planetary missions, fundamental data of relevance for planets and satellites, and a glossary, providing immediately accessible mission data for ease of use in conducting further research or for use in presentations and instruction. Contains an extensive bibliography, providing a guide for deeper studies into broader aspects of the field and serving as an excellent entry point for graduate students aiming to broaden their study of planetary science.

An Introduction to the Solar System

An Introduction to the Solar System
Author: David A. Rothery,Neil McBride,Iain Gilmour
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2018-01-11
ISBN 10: 1108430848
ISBN 13: 9781108430845
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to the Solar System Book Review:

Updated third edition introduces undergraduates to the Solar System's bodies, the processes upon and within them, and their origins and evolution.

Kinematic Evolution and Mechanisms of Strike Slip Faulting in the Solar System Insight from Analogue Experiments

Kinematic Evolution and Mechanisms of Strike Slip Faulting in the Solar System  Insight from Analogue Experiments
Author: Ivy Savannah Curren
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1078240058
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kinematic Evolution and Mechanisms of Strike Slip Faulting in the Solar System Insight from Analogue Experiments Book Review:

Identifying the ways in which faults initiate and propagate in disparate tectonic environments is fundamental for understanding regional and global deformation on rocky and icy bodies throughout the solar system. Furthermore, the kinematics and mechanisms of faulting provide a framework for understanding the range of dynamic processes that operate (or have previously operated) on planetary surfaces. To provide insight into these processes, my research focuses on strike-slip fault formation on Earth, Venus, and tidally deformed satellites (e.g., Europa, Enceladus, Phobos). Strike-slip faults are widespread across tectonic environments and their geometry, morphology, and kinematics are easily identifiable through remote sensing techniques, making this class of structures ideal for reconstructing the histories of planetary crusts. In this work, I integrate geologic observations and interpretations with experimental analogues to investigate the tectonic development of strike-slip faults in response to (1) pre-existing heterogeneous crust structure and/or composition, and (2) cyclic "tidal" stresses. The geometry and morphology of strike-slip faults can be used to test competing models of structural deformation and geodynamic properties of solar system bodies. The current understanding for strike-slip fault initiation, geometry, and morphology, derived from field and experimental studies in homogenous material by unidirectional simple shear, suggests a sequence of deformation variable only by the shape of an underlying fault. Strike-slip fault zones are defined as having a primary throughgoing fault that accommodates the majority of regional strain and flanking offset folds and fractures that form at characteristic angles away from the applied stress direction. However, along-strike variations in morphology and lateral offsets, pervasive off-fault deformation, and the absence of throughgoing faults do not adhere to anticipated outcomes of traditional strike-slip fault formation models. Instead, I propose that the sequence, geometry, and morphology of strike-slip faults are highly dependent on the tectonic environment in which they were formed. Using experimental analogues I show that (1) strike-slip faults that initiate in structurally heterogeneous (i.e. previously deformed or compositionally disparate) crust fit a distributed deformation pattern that results in widening of the fault zone, fracture deflection, and regional strain accommodation across many faults exhibiting small or no lateral offsets (as opposed to a single throughgoing fault), and (2) the process of cyclic bidirectional horizontal shearing results in strike-slip fault morphologies that resemble commonly observed features on the surfaces of tidally deformed objects that are not observed elsewhere in the solar system in association with strike-slip faulting. In addition, I employ a scaling model to estimate crust strength on Europa and evaluate geodynamic processes for Europa, Enceladus, Phobos, Earth, and Venus. A more complete understanding of strike-slip faulting in response to diverse tectonic environments allows for improved tectonic reconstructions and interpretations of planetary surfaces and histories, respectively. By evaluating several planetary surfaces through the use of tectonic models, experimental analogues, and remote sensing observations, I propose and test that brittle strike-slip deformation is more complex than previously supposed, and highly dependent on the environment in which formation occurred. The implications for the results presented here span topics from earthquake hazard analysis to astrobiology, and broadly suggest that care must be taken when interpreting stress states, histories, and geodynamic processes based solely on fault structure.