PTYS 554
Evolution of Planetary Surfaces

Shane Byrne — 626-0407 — 524 Kuiper Building


August 27th Class Introduction

Week Lecture 1 Lecture 2
8/26 Forming Planetary Crusts I Forming Planetary Crusts II
9/2 Planetary Heating Gravity and Topography I
9/9 Gravity and Topography II Tectonic Processes I
9/16 Tectonic Processes II Forming Planetary Crusts III
9/23 Volcanic Processes I Volcanic Processes II
9/30 Volcanic Processes III Impact Processes I
10/7 Impact Processes II Impact Processes III
10/14 Surface processes on airless bodies Weathering & fate of sediments
10/21 Aeolian Processes I Aeolian Processes II
10/28 Fluvial Processes I Fluvial Processes II
11/4 No Lecture No Lecture
11/11 Fluvial Processes III Solar system ices I
11/18 Solar system ices II Solar system ices II+III
11/25 Glacial/Periglacial processes I No Lecture
12/2 Glacial/Periglacial processes II History of the inner solar system I
12/9 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.