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Volcanism on Io : a comparison with Earth

Author: Ashley Gerard Davies
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Series: Cambridge planetary science series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The most powerful volcanoes in the Solar System are not on Earth, but on Io, a tiny moon of Jupiter. This text compares the volcanoes of Io with those of Earth.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ashley Gerard Davies
ISBN: 9780521850032 0521850037
OCLC Number: 76167337
Description: xvi, 355 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
Contents: Sect. 1. Io, 1610 to 1995 : Galileo to Galileo --
1. Io, 1610-1979 --
2. Between Voyager and Galileo : 1979-1995 --
3. Galileo at Io --
Sect. 2. Planetary volcanism : evolution and composition --
4. Io and Earth : formation, evolution, and interior structure --
5. Magmas and volatiles --
Sect. 3. Observing and modeling volcanic activity --
6. Observations : thermal remote sensing of volcanic activity --
7. Models of effusive eruption processes --
8. Thermal evolution of volcanic eruptions --
Sect. 4. Galileo at Io : the volcanic bestiary --
9. The view from Galileo --
10. The lava lake at Pele --
11. Pillan and Tvashtar Paterae : lava fountains and flows --
12. Prometheus and Amirani : effusive activity and insulated flows --
13. Loki Patera : Io's powerhouse --
14. Other volcanoes and eruptions --
Sect. 5. Volcanism on Io : the global view --
15. Geomorphology : paterae, shields, flows, and mountains --
16. Volcanic plumes --
17. Hot spots --
Sect. 6. Io after Galileo --
18. Volcanism on Io : a post-Galileo view --
19. The future of Io observations --
App. 1. Io hot-spot locations --
App. 2. Io maps.
Series Title: Cambridge planetary science series.
Responsibility: Ashley Gerard Davies.
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