Dynamic Planet

Mercury in the Context of Its Environment

  • Pamela Elizabeth Clark

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Pages 37-60
  3. Pages 61-106
  4. Pages 107-137
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 213-219

About this book


We are in a time of transition in our understanding of Mercury. Of particular interest here is the emerging picture of the planet as a system, with interactions between interior, surface, exosphere, and magnetosphere that have influenced and constrained the evolution of each part of the system. Previous books have emphasized the results of Mariner 10 and current ground-based measurements, with very little discussion of the nature and influence of the magnetosphere. This book will present the planet in the context of its surroundings, thus providing a foundation for the next major influx of information from Mercury and contributing to the planning for future missions.


Clark Dynamic Environment Geology Interior Mercury Planet Solar Solar System

Authors and affiliations

  • Pamela Elizabeth Clark
    • 1
  1. 1.NASA Goddard Space Flight CenterCatholic University of America Physics FacultyGreenbeltUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-48210-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-48214-9
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