Earth SciencesEART 263 Planetary Surfaces

Comparative study of surfaces of planetary bodies in our solar system, focusing on comparative planetology and geophysical processes at work, including differentiation; on-impact cratering; tectonics; volcanism and geomorphic evolution; and exobiology. Explores terrestrial planets, giant planets and their moons, and trans-Neptunian objects, focusing on modern exploration. Students cannot receive credit for this course and EART 163.

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Winter

Instructor

Walter Nimmo