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Volcanism on Io
A Comparison with Earth

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  • Date Published: August 2007
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521850032

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  • This richly illustrated book is the first dedicated to volcanism on Io. It describes and explains the different styles and scales of volcanic activity on this fascinating moon, and compares Io's diverse volcanoes with their contemporaries on Earth. It also provides background as to why Io and Earth are volcanically active, and describes how remote-sensing data from spacecraft and telescopes are analyzed to reveal the underlying volcanic processes. Containing the latest results from the Galileo mission, this book is a fascinating reference for advanced undergraduates, graduate students and researchers in planetary science, volcanology, remote-sensing and geology.

    • The first book dedicated to volcanism on Io
    • Richly illustrated with many colour plates, and containing the latest results from the Galileo mission
    • Compares the volcanoes of Io with those of Earth, the only other body in the Solar System with active, high-temperature volcanoes
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "...useful and informative...Davies' writing style is clear and concise...a great contribution to the field of volcanic remote sensing and to Io science. I will use the text as a reference in my planetary volcanology lectures.... - David Williams, Physics Today

    "[The author] is ideally placed to write such an in-depth review of comparative volcanology through his involvement with both terrestrial volcano monitoring programs (i.e., ASTER), and his involvement with the Near-Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (NIMS) instrument on the Galileo mission. His enthusiasm for understanding how volcanoes work is clearly illustrated through the level of detail involved in describing the methodology of both observational spectroscopy and theoretical modelling of magmatic systems." - K.H. Joy, Earth Moon Planet

    "...this book is a fascinating reference for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and researchers in planetary science, volcanology, remote-sensing and geology." --Lunar and Planetary Institute

    "The style of the book is detailed yet fluid...this book would make for a nice companion to any upper-level volcanology or remote-sensing course text." --The Meteoritical Society

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2007
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521850032
    • length: 376 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 176 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.922kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Io, 1610 to 1995: Galileo to Galileo:
    1. Io, 1610–1979
    2. Between Voyager and Galileo:
    3. Galileo at Io
    Part II. Planetary Volcanism: Evolution and Composition:
    4. Io and Earth: formation, evolution, and interior structure
    5. Magmas and volatiles
    Part III. Observing and Modeling Volcanic Activity:
    6. Observations: thermal remote sensing of volcanic activity
    7. Models of effusive eruption processes
    8. Thermal evolution of volcanic eruptions
    Part IV. Galileo at Io: the Volcanic Bestiary:
    9. The view from Galileo
    10. The lava lake at Pele
    11. Pillan and Tvashtar: lava fountains and flows
    12. Prometheus and Amirani: Effusive activity and insulated flows
    13. Loki Patera: Io's powerhouse
    14. Other volcanoes and eruptions
    Part V. Volcanism on Io: The Global View:
    15. Geomorphology: paterae, shields, flows and mountains
    16. Volcanic plumes
    17. Hot spots
    Part VI. Io after Galileo:
    18. Volcanism on Io: a post-Galileo view
    19. The future of Io observations
    Appendix 1
    Appendix 2

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    Ashley Gerard Davies, Jet Propulsion Laboratory - California Institute of Technology
    Ashley Davies is a volcanologist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, and an expert on the remote sensing of volcanoes. He is a Principal Investigator in several NASA research programmes studying volcanic activity on Io and Earth, and was a co-recipient of the prestigious 2005 NASA Software of the Year Award.

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