PTYS 554
Evolution of Planetary Surfaces

Shane Byrne — 626-0407 — 524 Kuiper Building


August 24th Class Introduction

Week Lecture 1 Lecture 2
8/21 No Lecture
Forming Planetary Crusts I
8/28 Forming Planetary Crusts II Forming Planetary Crusts III
9/4 Tectonic Processes I Tectonic Processes II
9/11 Gravity and Topography I Gravity and Topography II
No Lectures (EPSC and HiRISE Team meeting)
9/25 Volcanic Processes I Volcanic Processes II
10/2 Volcanic Processes III Impact Processes I
10/9 Impact Processes II Impact Processes III
10/16 Surface processes on airless bodies Weathering & fate of sediments
10/23 Fluvial Processes I Fluvial Processes II
Friday 10/27 Fluvial Processes III
10/30 Aeolian Processes I Aeolian Processes II
11/6 Solar system ices I Solar system ices II
11/13 No Lecture
(Dawn Team Meeting)
Glacial/Periglacial processes I
Friday 11/17 Glacial/Periglacial processes II
11/20 History of the inner solar system I No Lecture
No Lectures (Running a Keck Institute Workshop)
12/4 History of the inner solar system II No Lecture
(Reading Day)

The background image is of Phoebe, a moon of Saturn. It was acquired by the Cassini spacecraft in June of 2004. See here for the original image and more info.