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Astronomy
Term : Fall 2022
Catalog Year : 2022-2023

AST 460 - Planetary Gemorphology


Description: This course is an advanced undergraduate course in the surface geology of planetary bodies in the inner and outer Solar System. Course objectives are: 1) to learn to recognize the basic morphology created by various geologic processes, and 2) understand the associated physics that created the morphology. Students will gain a qualitative and quantitative understanding of common planetary landforms, their modes of formation, and their implications for planetary processes. This understanding will be gained through lectures, laboratory exercises, homework assignments, and a semester-long project in planetary geologic mapping. Co-convened with AST 560. Letter grade only.

Units: 3

No sections currently offered.

Prerequisite: AST 190, AST 190L