Geological Society special publication
Description / Table of Contents:
The latest Mars missions are returning data of unprecedented fidelity in their representation of the martiansurface. New data include images with spatial resolution better than 30 cm per pixel, stereo imaging-derivedterrain models with one meter postings, high-resolution imaging spectroscopy, and RADAR data that revealsubsurface structure. This book reveals how this information is being used to understand the evolution ofmartian 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, thelarger martian moon. Contemporary remote sensing data of Mars, on a par with those of Earth, reveallandscapes strikingly similar to regions of our own planet, so this book will be of interest to Earth scientistsand planetary scientists alike. An overview chapter summarising Mars' climate, geology and exploration isincluded for the benefit of those new to Mars.
Type of Medium:
Monograph available for loan
307 S. : Ill., graph. Darst., Kt.
Geological Society special publication 356