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Martian Geomorphology

Balme, M. R.; Bargery, A. S.; Gallagher, C. J. and Gupta, S. eds. (2011). Martian Geomorphology. GSL Special Publications, 356. London: Geological Society of London.

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The latest Mars missions are returning data of unprecedented fidelity in their representation of the martian surface. New data include images with spatial resolution better than 30 cm per pixel, stereo imaging-derived terrain models with one meter postings, high-resolution imaging spectroscopy, and RADAR data that reveal subsurface structure. This book reveals how this information is being used to understand the evolution of martian landscapes, and includes topics such as fluvial flooding, permafrost and periglacial landforms, debris flows, deposition and erosion of sedimentary material, and the origin of lineaments on Phobos, the larger martian moon. Contemporary remote sensing data of Mars, on a par with those of Earth, reveal landscapes strikingly similar to regions of our own planet, so this book will be of interest to Earth scientists and planetary scientists alike. An overview chapter summarising Mars’ climate, geology and exploration is included for the benefit of those new to Mars.

Item Type: Edited Book
Copyright Holders: 2011 Geological Society of London
ISBN: 1-86239-330-3, 978-1-86239-330-1
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Physical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 29290
Depositing User: Matthew Balme
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2011 15:22
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 09:55
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