Mars : an introduction to its interior, surface and atmosphere

Nadine Barlow

Our knowledge of Mars has changed dramatically in the past 40 years due to the wealth of information provided by Earth-based and orbiting telescopes, and spacecraft investigations. Recent observations suggest that water has played a major role in the climatic and geologic history of the planet. This textbook, first published in 2008, covers our understanding of the planet's formation, geology, atmosphere, interior, surface properties, and potential for life. This interdisciplinary textbook encompasses the fields of geology, chemistry, atmospheric sciences, geophysics, and astronomy. Each chapter introduces the necessary background information to help the non-specialist understand the topics explored. It includes results from missions through 2006, including the latest insights from Mars Express and the Mars Exploration Rovers. Containing the most up-to-date information on Mars, this textbook is essential reading for graduate courses, and an important reference for researchers.

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  • Preface
  • 1. Introduction to Mars
  • 2. Formation of Mars and early planetary evolution
  • 3. Geophysical measurements and infrared interior structure
  • 4. Surface characteristics
  • 5. Geology
  • 6. Atmospheric conditions and evolution
  • 7. History of water on Mars
  • 8. Search for life
  • 9. Looking ahead
  • References
  • Index.

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書名 Mars : an introduction to its interior, surface and atmosphere
著作者等 Barlow Nadine G.
シリーズ名 Cambridge planetary science series
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 2008
ページ数 xii, 264 p., [7] p. of plates
大きさ 26 cm
ISBN 9780521852265
NCID BA84672832
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス