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SBUGEO 330Timothy GlotchSpring

GEO 330 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Planetary Differentiation, Planetesimal, Goldschmidt Classification

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1 Feb 2018
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Collapse of molecular cloud of dust and gas into rotating disc over a period of about 10,000 years - solar nebula. Dust particles collide and stick ult
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SBUGEO 330Timothy GlotchSpring

GEO 330 Lecture Notes - Lecture 31: Valles Marineris, Valley Network, Dew Point

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14 May 2018
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Weathering and impact erosion could make thick co2 atmosphere difficult to maintain. Impact is energetic enough to accelerate vapor plume to escape vel
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GEO 330 Lecture 26: Landing Sites -- Surface Properties and Processes - 2

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14 May 2018
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Identical rovers sent to meridiani planum and gusev crater. Search for evidence of water -- hydrothermal, evaporite ,or sedimentary deposits. Gusev is
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SBUGEO 330Timothy GlotchSpring

GEO 330 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Valles Marineris, Melas Chasma, Chasma

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30 Mar 2018
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East of melas chasma is coprates chasma, consisting of several parallel sections divided by ridges. Flat-floor of coprates is generally free of landsid
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SBUGEO 330Timothy GlotchSpring

GEO 330 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Aquifer, Valles Marineris, Gravity Current

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6 Mar 2018
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They could be formed by water erosion, glaciation, faulting, mass wasting, volcanism, or a combination of these processes. It refers to the conduit wit
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SBUGEO 330Timothy GlotchSpring

GEO 330 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Thermal Emission Spectrometer, Basaltic Andesite, Tharsis

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21 Feb 2018
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Long history of volcanism on mars, concentrated at tharsis and elysium, and near hellas. By end of noachian (~3. 8ga) and tharsis bulge (10km high, 500
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SBUGEO 330Timothy GlotchSpring

GEO 330 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Spectral Evidence, Axial Tilt, Water Cycle

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6 Mar 2018
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Regional slope towards chryse basin results in some of the longest valleys on mars. Parana valles network converges on low point, from which loire vall
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SBUGEO 330Timothy GlotchSpring

GEO 330 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Impact Crater, Zodiacal Light, Eugene Merle Shoemaker

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6 Feb 2018
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Cratering as a geologic process: age dating of surfaces, properties of target material. Water (volatiles: crater shapes are "known" Deduce post-impact
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SBUGEO 330Timothy GlotchSpring

GEO 330 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Giovanni Schiaparelli, Christiaan Huygens, Radio Science

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30 Jan 2018
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The bright regions of mars are dusty while the dark regions are basaltic. The radius of mars is roughly half that of earth while its gravity is 3. 7m/s
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SBUGEO 330Timothy GlotchSpring

GEO 330 Lecture Notes - Lecture 30: Groundwater Sapping, Valley Network, Clay Minerals

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14 May 2018
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Multiple features on the martian surface imply climatic conditions were different in the past than today: Valley networks, lakes, oceans, deltas, hydra
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SBUGEO 330Timothy GlotchSpring

GEO 330 Lecture Notes - Lecture 25: Vastitas Borealis, Gilbert Levin, Geiger Counter

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14 May 2018
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Four landers and four rovers have successfully returned imagery, mineralogical and geochemical data from the surface of mars. 600 kg landed mass, power
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GEO 330 Lecture Notes - Lecture 18: Nakhlite, Lherzolite, Diogenite

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31 Mar 2018
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Ci, cm, co, cv, ck, cr, ch: ordinary chondrites. Iron meteorites (main groups: ia, iia, iib, iiia, iiib, iva, others. It is an orthopyroxenite and is n
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