Mars: Maps

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Hugh H. Kieffer
University of Arizona Press, 1992 - 1498 pagine
The planet Mars has been a subject of wonder for millennia, as attested by its place in mythology, by later speculation about its canals, and by the scientific and public excitement over the Viking mission. Although the scientific literature about the planet is voluminous, no comprehensive treatment of the results of modern spacecraft exploration has yet been made available. This volume fills that gap by providing a summary of what is presently known about Mars and identifying many puzzles such as polar cap variance, occurrence of dust storms, and the possible location of water. The introductory chapter cites questions, controversies, and milestones in the study of Mars, and also includes an annotated book list, basic data about the planet, and a guide to Martian seasons. A chapter on telescopic observation credits the contributions made by many amateurs that have advanced our knowledge of variations observed on Mars. A chapter on spacecraft exploration, by an American and a Russian author who have participated in all Mars missions, includes a revelation of an additional Soviet attempt. Twenty-nine technical articles cover geophysics; bedrock geology; surface; atmosphere; exosphere and magnetic field; and climate history. Two chapters address the search for life on Mars; three concluding chapters consider the Martian satellites. An indispensable reference for scientists, Mars will also serve as a complete sourcebook for serious amateur astronomers.
 

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Sommario

FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE PRESENT
1
Arvidson R E 626
22
VISUAL PHOTOGRAPHIC
34
SPACECRAFT EXPOLORATION OF MARS
71
MAJOR ISSUES AND OUTSTANDING QUESTIONS
120
ORIGIN AND THERMAL EVOLUTION OF MARS
147
THE BULK COMPOSITION MINERALOGY AND INTERNAL
184
GRAVITY AND TOPOGRAPHY
209
THE COMPOSITION AND EARLY HISTORY OF
818
DYNAMICS OF THE ATMOSPHERE OF MARS
835
THE SEASONAL CYCLE OF CARBON DIOXIDE ON MARS
934
THE SEASONAL BEHAVIOR OF WATER ON MARS
969
THE MARTIAN DUST CYCLE
1017
AERONOMY OF THE CURRENT MARTIAN ATMOSPHERE
1054
THE INTRINSIC MAGNETIC FIELD
1090
EPOCHAL CLIMATE CHANGE
1135

STRESS AND TECTONICS ON MARS
249
LONGTERM ORBITAL AND SPIN DYNAMICS OF MARS
298
GEODESY AND CARTOGRAPHY
321
GLOBAL STRATIGRAPHY
345
THE MARTIAN IMPACT CRATERING RECORD
383
THE PHYSICAL VOLCANOLOGY OF MARS
424
THE CANYON SYSTEM ON MARS
453
CHANNELS AND VALLEY NETWORKS
493
ICE IN THE MARTIAN REGOLITH
523
THE COMPOSITION AND MINERALOGY OF THE MARTIAN
557
SURFACE CHEMISTRY AND MINERALOGY
594
PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL WEATHERING
626
RADAR DETERMINATION OF MARS SURFACE
652
THE MARTIAN SURFACE LAYER
686
MARTIAN AEOLIAN PROCESSES SEDIMENTS
730
POLAR DEPOSITS OF MARS
767
QUASIPERIODIC CLIMATE CHANGE ON MARS
1180
THE SEARCH FOR EXTANT LIFE ON MARS
1221
THE POSSIBILITY OF LIFE ON MARS DURING
1234
GEODESY AND CARTOGRAPHY OF THE MARTIAN
1249
GEOLOGIC HISTORY
1257
CONTRADICTORY CLUES AS TO THE ORIGIN OF
1283
ORIGIN AND USE OF MARTIAN
1305
T 1090
1362
Bauer S J 1054
1367
H 120 493 1135
1374
1257
1380
Edwards K 1249
1386
Greeley R 345 730
1392
ix
1427
Schubert G 147
1434
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