Class Notes for GEO 330 at Stony Brook University (SBU)

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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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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 29: Dark Slope Streak, Volumetric Heat Capacity, Dune

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14 May 2018
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Wind streaks are elongated albedo markings downstream of topographic obstacles (usually craters) Wind tails are accumulations of debris downwind of roc
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SBUGEO 330Timothy GlotchSpring

GEO 330 Lecture Notes - Lecture 28: Aeolian Processes, Dust Devil, Wind Speed

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14 May 2018
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Action of wind on the martian surface has been observed. Sand ripples and dunes are found all over mars and are clear evidence for wind activity. Major
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SBUGEO 330Timothy GlotchSpring

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 27: Gusev (Martian Crater), Alkali Basalt, Pedestal Crater

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14 May 2018
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O(cid:374)ly fou(cid:374)d as (cid:862)float(cid:863) -- no outcrops observed. Lower fe and cr and higher al, ti, and p compared to adirondack and clov
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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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SBUGEO 330Timothy GlotchSpring

GEO 330 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Canyon, Sinus Meridiani, Hellas Planitia

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6 Mar 2018
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Difficult to distinguish lava channels from water-carved channels. Olympica fossae appears sinuous in some places and rectilinear in others -- combinat
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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 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 8: Volcanic Explosivity Index, Effusive Eruption, Logarithmic Scale

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21 Feb 2018
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Two basic styles - effusive and explosive volcanism. Explosive volcanism also accompanied by large amounts of fragmented (pyroclastic) debris. Degree o
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SBUGEO 330Timothy GlotchSpring

GEO 330 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Albor Tholus, Alba Mons, Hecates Tholus

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21 Feb 2018
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Largest volcano in the solar system at 840 x 640km wide and 21km high. Flanks are somewhat asymmetric but still have gentle slopes. The edifice is surr
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