ASTRO 6577

ASTRO 6577

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

Survey of remote sensing techniques used to observe the surfaces of solar system bodies and the geomorphic processes involved in their formation and evolution. Surface morphology and landforms of terrestrial planets, satellites, asteroids, and comets. Fundamentals of impact cratering, volcanism, tectonism, and erosion, with significant emphasis on terrestrial field sites as analogs. Basic introduction to physical, geochemical, and "space" weathering of planetary surfaces. Basic introduction to field methods and remote sensing techniques/data sets (terrestrial, spacecraft).

When Offered Spring.

Comments Associated optional field trip for 1 credit, see ASTRO 6580.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: EAS 5770

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17946 ASTRO 6577   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person