Astrophysics and Space Science Library

Collisional Processes in the Solar System

Editors: Marov, Mikhail Ya., Rickman, Hans (Eds.)

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The exploration of our Solar System is rapidly growing in importance as a scientific discipline. During the last decades, great progress has been achieved as the result of space missions to planets and small bodies - as­ teroids and comets - and improved remote-sensing methods, as well as due to refined techniques of laboratory measurements and a rapid progress in theoretical studies, involving the development of various astrophysical and geophysical models. These models are based, in particular, on the approach of comparative planetology becoming a powerful tool in revealing evolu­ tionary processes which have been shaping the planets since their origin. Comets and asteroids, being identified as remnants of planetary formation, serve as a clue to the reconstruction of Solar System history because they encapsulated the primordial material from which the planets were built up. At the same time, these interplanetary carriers of original matter and mes­ sengers from the past, being triggered by dynamical processes well outside our neighboring space, were responsible for numerous catastrophic events when impacting on the planets and thus causing dramatic changes of their natural conditions. In the crossroads of astronomy and geophysics, recent years have seen a growing understanding of the importance of collisional processes through­ out the history of the Solar System and, therefore, the necessity to get more insight into the problem of interactions of planets and small bodies.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Size-Frequency Distributions of Planetary Impact Craters and Asteroids

    Ivanov, B. A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-34

  • The Meteoroidal Influx to the Earth

    Ceplecha, Zdeněk

    Pages 35-50

  • The Impact Record on Asteroid Surfaces

    Bottke, W. F. (et al.)

    Pages 51-71

  • Cometary Dynamics

    Levison, Harold F. (et al.)

    Pages 73-90

  • Variable Oort Cloud Flux due to the Galactic Tide

    Matese, John J. (et al.)

    Pages 91-102

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Collisional Processes in the Solar System
Editors
  • Mikhail Ya. Marov
  • Hans Rickman
Series Title
Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Series Volume
261
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-010-0712-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-010-0712-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-3832-4
Series ISSN
0067-0057
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 357
Topics