Geology 2205

 

 

Online Lectures (= unlisted youtube videos of my slide show lectures) - watch & take notes.  Large text/outlines are most important.

 

Introduction to the Solar System: here

Minerals: here

Rocks: here

Volcanism: here

Sedimentation: here

Impact craters & impact rocks: here

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Suggested readings

 

Chapter 1 of Rothery et al. (2018) - An Introduction to the Solar System.

 

Chapter 3 of Rothery et al. (2018) - the volcanoes & volcanism chapter.

 

Chapter 4 of Rothery et al. (2018) - the impacts & sedimentation chapter.

 

pp. 25-26 in Chapter 1 & pp. 52-69 in Chapter 2 of Rothery et al. (2018) - this covers distance terminology, Plane of the Ecliptic, the origin of the Solar System, and planetary differentiation.  Chapter 8 also covers the origin of the Solar System, but includes much material not yet covered in lecture.

 

pp. 4-5, 79, 119, 130, 143, 145, 167 of Rothery et al. (2018) - info. on Planet Mercury.

 

Geology of Mercury (= chapter in an online textbook - a different one than Rothery et al., 2018)

 

pp. 6-7, 80, 119-120, 150, 163-164, 191 of Rothery et al. (2018) - info. on Planet Venus.

 

Geology of Venus (= chapter in an online textbook - a different one than Rothery et al., 2018)

 

pp. 7-8, 33-36, 43-48, 69-77, 96-111, 116-117 of Rothery et al. (2018) - info. on Planet Earth.

 

Geology of Earth (= chapter in an online textbook - a different one than Rothery et al., 2018)

 

pp. 8, 60-62, 78, 118-119 of Rothery et al. (2018) - info. on the Moon.

 

Geology of Moon (= chapter in an online textbook - a different one than Rothery et al., 2018)

 

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Photo galleries of planets & moons

 

(will be updated throughout the term)

(for those who are not familiar with flickr, clicking once or twice on the photos in these galleries will allow one to zoom in and look around)

 

Sun

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Mercury photo galleries

  Some flickr photos

  Gallery of MESSENGER images (NASA)

  Another gallery (Johns Hopkins & NASA)

  Another gallery (Smithsonian)

    [click on the right arrow (>) near the upper

      right of each photo to scroll to the next]

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Venus photo galleries

  Some flickr photos

  Gallery of Magellan images (NASA)

    [= 1 of 5 pages of pictures]

  Another gallery (NASA-JPL)

  Another gallery (NASA-JPL)

    [= 1 of 2 pages of pictures]

  Another gallery (LPI)

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Earth photo galleries

  Some flickr photos

  Earth images (NASA)

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Moon

 


 

 

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