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The geology of Mars : evidence from earth-based analogs

Author: Mary G Chapman
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Series: Cambridge planetary science
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A 2007 reference on the geological evolution of Mars for students and researchers of planetary science.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary G Chapman
ISBN: 0521832926 9780521832922
OCLC Number: 876646700
Awards: Winner of IAA Basic Science Award 2008
Description: xiii, 460 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction M. G. Chapman; 1. The geology of Mars: New insights and outstanding questions J. W. Head; 2. Impact structures on Earth and Mars N. G. Barlow, V. Sharpton and R. O. Kusmin; 3. Terrestrial analogs to the calderas of the Tharsis volcanoes on Mars P. J. Mouginis-Mark, A. J. L. Harris and S. K. Rowland; 4. Volcanic features of New Mexico analogous to volcanic features on Mars L.S. Crumpler, J.C. Aubele and J.R. Zimbelman; 5. Comparison of flood lavas on Earth and Mars L. Keszthelyi and A. McEwen; 6. Rootless volcanic cones on Iceland and on Mars S. A. Fagents and T. Thordarson; 7.Mars interior layered deposits and terrestrial sub-ice volcanoes compared: Observations and interpretations of similar geomorphic characteristics M. G. Chapman and J. L. Smellie; 8. Unique lava flow morphologies in Amazonis Planitia, Mars: Interactions of ice, dust and lava? T. Gregg; 9. Aeolian features in the western United States as analogs to wind-related features on Mars J. R. Zimbelman and S. H. Williams; 10. Debris flows in Greenland and on Mars F. Costard, F. Forget, V. Jomelli, N. Mangold and J. Peulvast; 11. Siberian rivers and Martian outflow channels: an analogy F. Costard and E. Gautier; 12. Formation of valleys and cataclysimic flooding on Earth and Mars G. Komatsu and V. R. Baker; 13. Playa environments on Earth: Possible analogues for Mars G. Komatsu, G. G. Ori, L. Maninangeli and J. E. Moersch; 14. Signatures of habitats and life in Earth's high-altitude lakes: clues to Noachian aqueous environments on Mars N. A. Cabrol, E. A. Grin, K. T. Kiss, E. Acs, I. Grigorszky, K. Szab-, B. Toth, D. A. Fike, A. N. Hock, C. Demergasso, L. Escudero, G. Chong, P. Galleguillos, B.H Grigsby, J. Zambrana Roman, C. P. McKay and C. Tambley; 15. The canyonlands model for 'simple' planetary grabens: Revised physical basis and implications R. A. Schultz, J. M. Moore, E. B. Grosfils, K.L. Tanaka and D. Mege; 16. Geochemical analogues and Martian meteorites H. E. Newsom; 17. Integrated mission simulation design using analogues for science-driven geological and biological planetary exploration with humans and robots K. Snook, B. Glass, G. Briggs and J. Jasper; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge planetary science
Responsibility: edited by M.G. Chapman.


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