Collisional Processes in the Solar System

  • Mikhail Ya. Marov
  • Hans Rickman

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 261)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. B. A. Ivanov, G. Neukum, R. Wagner
    Pages 1-34
  3. Zdeněk Ceplecha
    Pages 35-50
  4. W. F. Bottke Jr., R. Greenberg
    Pages 51-71
  5. Harold F. Levison, Martin J. Duncan
    Pages 73-90
  6. John J. Matese, Kimmo A. Innanen, Mauri J. Valtonen
    Pages 91-102
  7. D. J. Asher, M. E. Bailey, D. I. Steel
    Pages 121-130
  8. H. Rickman, J. A. Fernández, G. Tancredi, J. Licandro
    Pages 131-142
  9. David Jewitt, Yanga Fernandez
    Pages 143-161
  10. K. J. Meech, O. R. Hainaut
    Pages 163-172
  11. Keiko Yoshinaga, Eiichiro Kokubo, Junichiro Makino
    Pages 173-180
  12. Wing-Huen Ip, Julio A. Fernández
    Pages 181-201
  13. S. Ida, E. Kokubo, T. Takeda
    Pages 203-222
  14. Mikhail Ya. Marov, Sergei I. Ipatov
    Pages 223-247
  15. Tobias C. Owen, Akiva Bar-Nun
    Pages 249-264
  16. Alexander V. Krivov, Marek Banaszkiewicz
    Pages 265-276
  17. Donald R. Davis, Paolo F. Farinella
    Pages 277-286
  18. Mikhail Ya. Marov, Hans Rickman
    Pages 287-288
  19. A. Morbidelli
    Pages 289-302
  20. Alan W. Harris
    Pages 323-332
  21. Back Matter
    Pages 351-357

About this book


The exploration of our Solar System is rapidly growing in importance as a scientific discipline. During the last decades, great progress has been achieved as the result of space missions to planets and small bodies - as­ teroids and comets - and improved remote-sensing methods, as well as due to refined techniques of laboratory measurements and a rapid progress in theoretical studies, involving the development of various astrophysical and geophysical models. These models are based, in particular, on the approach of comparative planetology becoming a powerful tool in revealing evolu­ tionary processes which have been shaping the planets since their origin. Comets and asteroids, being identified as remnants of planetary formation, serve as a clue to the reconstruction of Solar System history because they encapsulated the primordial material from which the planets were built up. At the same time, these interplanetary carriers of original matter and mes­ sengers from the past, being triggered by dynamical processes well outside our neighboring space, were responsible for numerous catastrophic events when impacting on the planets and thus causing dramatic changes of their natural conditions. In the crossroads of astronomy and geophysics, recent years have seen a growing understanding of the importance of collisional processes through­ out the history of the Solar System and, therefore, the necessity to get more insight into the problem of interactions of planets and small bodies.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Mikhail Ya. Marov
    • 1
  • Hans Rickman
    • 2
  1. 1.Keldysh Institute of Applied MathematicsMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Astronomical ObservatoryUppsalaSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-3832-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0712-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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