This book is a comprehensive advancement about the understanding of the volcanology of Mars in all its aspects, from its primary formation to its evolution in time, from the smaller structures to the bigger structures. It discusses the implications of volcanism in the general environmental and geological context of Mars. The book is validating the Southern Giant Impact Hypothesis explaining the formation of Mars in an interdisciplinary approach, including mineralogical, geochemical, volcanological as well as geomorphological information. Implications for future explorations in terms of resources are provided. This book serves as a textbook for undergraduate and graduate level to foster new basic research in the field of planetary volcanology and is a new guide for future missions toward a volcanic world, including new detailed information for the general audience who is always keen to know more about the history of Mars and its large volcanoes. The book also presents an updated situation about the water resources of the planet.
Chapter 1 - History of scientific studies and current views of Mars.- Chapter 2 - The formation of Mars and the origin of its volcanic provinces.- Chapter 3 - Petrologic evolution of Martian volcanism and clues from meteorites.- Chapter 4 - Volcanic eruptions on Mars, lava flow morphology, and thermodynamics.- Chapter 5 - Volcanic Channels and Volcanic Features on Mars.- Chapter 6 - General concepts on porous-media flow on Mars – thermal H2O-CO2-fers –.- Chapter 7 - Buried volcano-hydrothermal systems and minerals on Mars.- Chapter 8 - Explosive volcanism on Mars.- Chapter 9 - The origin and evolution of volcanism at Martian highland paterae: A review of the current state of knowledge.- Chapter 10 - Infrasound Propagation on Mars atmosphere.- Chapter 11 - Potential Futures in Human Habitation of Martian Lava Tubes.- Chapter 12 - Future perspectives of Mars after the latest studies.
Dimensioni: 254 x 178 mm Ø 831 gr
Formato: Copertina rigida
Illustration Notes:31 Illustrations, black and white