Planetary Surface Processes

ISBN-10: 0521514185
ISBN-13: 9780521514187
Edition: 2011
Authors: H. Jay Melosh
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Book details

List price: $170.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/25/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 534
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.640
Language: English

H. Jay Melosh is Distinguished Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Science at Purdue University. His principal research interests are impact cratering, planetary tectonics and the physics of earthquakes and landslides. He is a science team member of NASA's Deep Impact mission that successfully cratered comet Tempel 1 on July 4, 2005. Professor Melosh was awarded the Barringer Medal of the Meteoritical Society in 1999, the Gilbert prize of the Geological Society of America in 2001, the Hess Medal of the American Geophysical Union in 2008, and was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in 2003. He has published over 170 technical papers, edited two books and is the author of Impact Cratering: A Geologic Process (1988, Oxford University Press). Asteroid #8216 was named 'Melosh' in his honor.

Preface
The grand tour
The shapes of planets and moons
Strength versus gravity
Tectonics
Volcanism
Impact cratering
Regoliths, weathering and surface texture
Slopes and mass movement
Wind
Water
Ice
References
Index

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