Planetary Surface Processes (Cambridge Planetary Science) by Melosh

By Melosh

Planetary floor procedures is the 1st complex textbook to hide the total variety of geologic approaches that form the surfaces of planetary-scale our bodies. utilizing a latest, quantitative technique, this e-book reconsiders geologic methods open air the normal terrestrial context. It highlights strategies which are contingent upon Earth's detailed conditions and approaches which are common. for instance, it indicates explicitly that equations predicting the speed of a river are depending on gravity: conventional geomorphology textbooks fail to take this under consideration. This textbook is a one-stop resource of knowledge on planetary floor methods, offering readers with the required heritage to interpret new information from NASA, ESA and different area missions. in accordance with a path taught by means of the writer on the collage of Arizona for 25 years, it truly is aimed toward complex scholars, and can be a useful source for researchers, expert planetary scientists and space-mission engineers.

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