The Volcanoes of Mars 0128228768, 9780128228760

The Volcanoes of Mars offers a clear, cohesive summary of Mars volcanology. It begins with an introduction to the geolog

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The Volcanoes of Mars
 0128228768, 9780128228760

Table of contents :
Front-Matter_2021_The-Volcanoes-of-Mars
Front Matter
Copyright_2021_The-Volcanoes-of-Mars
Copyright
About-the-authors_2021_The-Volcanoes-of-Mars
About the authors
Preface_2021_The-Volcanoes-of-Mars
Preface
On-the-cover_2021_The-Volcanoes-of-Mars
On the cover
1---Introduction--Welcome-to-Mars-_2021_The-Volcanoes-of-Mars
Introduction: Welcome to Mars!
Introduction
Learning about Mars
Geology
Volcanism
Plate tectonics
Samples from Mars
Chronology
Outline of the book
References
2---Areography_2021_The-Volcanoes-of-Mars
Areography
Introduction
Physiography
Background: Martian volcanoes
Geologic mapping of Martian volcanoes
Conclusion
References
3---The-Tharsis-Province_2021_The-Volcanoes-of-Mars
The Tharsis Province
Introduction
Volcanic constructs
Summits
Flank morphology
Unique features of Olympus Mons
Basal escarpment
Aureole materials
Collapsed volcanoes
Central plains of Tharsis
Lava flows
Fissures and other vents
Dikes
Explosive volcanism?
The role of glaciation
Subglacial birth of Olympus Mons
Western fan deposits
Summit glaciers
The uniqueness of Tharsis
Tharsis as the source for SNC meteorites
Summary and conclusions
References
4---The-Elysium-Province_2021_The-Volcanoes-of-Mars
The Elysium Province
Introduction
Volcanic constructs
Elysium Mons
Hecates Tholus
Albor Tholus
Volcanic flows
The role of ice
Recent activity
Unanswered questions and future studies
Acknowledgments
References
5---The-Circum-Hellas-Province_2021_The-Volcanoes-of-Mars
The Circum-Hellas Province
Introduction
Spacecraft exploration
Mariner 9
Viking
Central volcanoes
Tyrrhenus Mons
Hadriacus Mons
Amphitrites and Peneus Paterae
Melae and Pityusa Paterae
Post-Viking geologic investigations
Volcanic history
Future research
References
6---Syrtis-Major-and-small-highland-volcanoes_2021_The-Volcanoes-of-Mars
Syrtis Major and small highland volcanoes
Introduction
Regional geography and geology
Tectonic and volcanic history
Composition of Syrtis Major deposits
Exploration of Jezero crater
Small highland volcanoes
Conclusions
References
7---Medusae-Fossae-Formation-and-the-northern-lowla_2021_The-Volcanoes-of-Ma
Medusae Fossae Formation and the northern lowlands
Introduction
Observations of MFF
Interpretations of MFF
Explosive eruptions on Mars
Recent studies of MFF
Apollinaris Mons
Volcanic explosions in the northern lowlands
Conclusions
References
8---Igneous-composition_2021_The-Volcanoes-of-Mars
Igneous composition
Introduction
Why is composition important?
Composition at a distance (remote sensing)
Composition from the Martian surface (in situ)
Combining orbital and surface data
Martian meteorites
Synthesis
What does it all mean?
References
9---Lava-worlds--Cosmic-cousins_2021_The-Volcanoes-of-Mars
Lava worlds: Cosmic cousins
Introduction
Earth
The Moon
Venus
Mercury
Io
Asteroids and silicate volcanism
Cryovolcanism
Summary
References
10---What-s-next-_2021_The-Volcanoes-of-Mars
What's next?
Introduction
InSight
Mars 2020 ``Perseverance´´ rover (NASA)
ExoMars 2022 rover (ESA)
Other near-term Mars missions
Mars Sample Return (MSR)
Humans to Mars ( eventually )
The allure of Mars
References
Appendix_2021_The-Volcanoes-of-Mars
Appendix
USGS geologic maps of Mars including Martian volcanoes
Small-scale geologic maps (Fig. A.1)
Mariner 9 geologic maps (1:5,000,000-scale; subset of full series)
Tharsis lava flow maps (1:2,000,000-scale)
Miscellaneous and large-scale maps
New geologic maps of Martian volcanic regions (Fig. A.2)
Index_2021_The-Volcanoes-of-Mars
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