Earth SciencesEART 163 Planetary Surfaces

Comparative study of surfaces and atmospheres of planetary bodies in solar system, focusing on comparative planetology and geophysical processes at work, including differentiation, impact cratering, tectonics, volcanism, and geomorphic evolution. Explores terrestrial planets, giant planets and their moons. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 263.

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): EART 160.

Credits

5

Instructor

Walter Nimmo