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Cambridge Planetary Science : Volcanism on Io: A Comparison with Earth Series Number 7 - Ashley Davies

Cambridge Planetary Science

Volcanism on Io: A Comparison with Earth Series Number 7

Hardcover Published: 1st August 2007
ISBN: 9780521850032
Number Of Pages: 355

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This richly illustrated book is the first dedicated to volcanism on Io. It describes and explains the different styles and scales of volcanic activity on this fascinating moon, and compares Io's diverse volcanoes with their contemporaries on Earth. It also provides background as to why Io and Earth are volcanically active, and describes how remote-sensing data from spacecraft and telescopes are analyzed to reveal the underlying volcanic processes. Containing the latest results from the Galileo mission, this book is a fascinating reference for advanced undergraduates, graduate students and researchers in planetary science, volcanology, remote-sensing and geology.

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'...lavishly illustrated...as a repository of just about everything we currently know about Io (and are likely to know for some time, with no new missions in view) it is an enormously valuable reference work.' The Observatory

Io, 1610 to 1995 : Galileo to Galileo
Io, 1610-1979p. 7
Between Voyager and Galileo : 1979-1995p. 27
Galileo at Iop. 39
Planetary volcanism : evolution and composition
Io and Earth : formation, evolution, and interior structurep. 53
Magmas and volatilesp. 73
Observing and modeling volcanic activity
Observations : thermal remote sensing of volcanic activityp. 93
Models of effusive eruption processesp. 108
Thermal evolution of volcanic eruptionsp. 142
Galileo at Io : the volcanic bestiary
The view from Galileop. 155
The lava lake at Pelep. 178
Pillan and Tvashtar Paterae : lava fountains and flowsp. 192
Prometheus and Amirani : effusive activity and insulated flowsp. 208
Loki Patera : Io's powerhousep. 217
Other volcanoes and eruptionsp. 229
Volcanism on Io : the global view
Geomorphology : paterae, shields, flows, and mountainsp. 239
Volcanic plumesp. 253
Hot spotsp. 269
Io after Galileo
Volcanism on Io : a post-Galileo viewp. 287
The future of Io observationsp. 294
Io hot-spot locationsp. 305
Io mapsp. 310
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ISBN: 9780521850032
ISBN-10: 0521850037
Series: Cambridge Planetary Science
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 355
Published: 1st August 2007
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.2 x 18.54  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 1.11

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