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The Resource Encyclopedia of planetary landforms, edited by Henrik Hargitai, Ákos Kereszturi

Encyclopedia of planetary landforms, edited by Henrik Hargitai, Ákos Kereszturi

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Encyclopedia of planetary landforms
Title
Encyclopedia of planetary landforms
Statement of responsibility
edited by Henrik Hargitai, Ákos Kereszturi
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This encyclopedia provides a snapshot of our current geological knowledge on solid-surface Solar System bodies. Each entry contains information about the features' morphology, its interpretation, proposed formation models, distribution and occurrence, planetary or terrestrial analogs, and research history. The entries are fully referenced. All image captions include original image IDs. More than 600 named planetary feature types are discussed in the encyclopedia, covering a wide range of scales--from micrometers to global scale--and also include landform types (structural or topographic features), parts of landforms, terrain types or surface textures, surface patterns, and features identified at wavelengths extending from visible to radio waves (e.g., albedo, thermal infrared, and radar features). The book covers features formed by impact, aeolian, magmatic, volcanic, tectonic, fluvial, lacustrine, marine and coastal, mass movement, sedimentary, desiccation, liquefaction, periglacial, glacial, nival, sublimation, collapse, weathering, and selective erosion or other, including complex processes. Depending on the information and formation models available, the entries have different approaches. Some of them discuss their subject from the point of view of the inferred process or origin, others are morphology or description-based. As a default, entries focus on extraterrestrial landforms, while also mentioning their proposed terrestrial analogs. Most planetary landforms are not body-specific, but some have no known terrestrial counterparts. Named historic (obsolete) landform types are also included to provide reference for previous key research papers. To make it easier to find features with related origins, the encyclopedia contains entries that list landforms based on their formative processes. It also lists body-specific features on Mercury (5 feature types), Venus (40), the Earth (13), the Moon (15), Mars (87), Io (7), Europa (17), Callisto (7), Titan (9), Triton (2), mid-sized satellites (8), and small bodies (3). Also included are entries on the 51 planetary feature descriptor terms approved by IAU
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Dewey number
523.4
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illustrations
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0
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • encyclopedias
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  • Hargitai, Henrik,
  • Kereszturi, Ákos,
Series statement
Springer reference
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  • Planetary landforms
  • Earth sciences
  • Planetary science
  • Geographic information systems
  • Space sciences
  • Environmental geology
Label
Encyclopedia of planetary landforms, edited by Henrik Hargitai, Ákos Kereszturi
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Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
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not applicable
Control code
ocn932166726
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781461431343
Level of compression
uncompressed
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4614-3134-3
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)932166726
Label
Encyclopedia of planetary landforms, edited by Henrik Hargitai, Ákos Kereszturi
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Color
not applicable
Control code
ocn932166726
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781461431343
Level of compression
uncompressed
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4614-3134-3
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)932166726

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