Characteristics of Icy Surfaces
Source: Space Science Reviews, Volume 153, Numbers 1-4, June 2010 , pp. 63-111(49)
Abstract:The surfaces of the Solar System’s icy satellites show an extraordinary variety of morphological features, which bear witness to exchange processes between the surface and subsurface. In this paper we review the characteristics of surface features on the moons of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Using data from spacecraft missions, we discuss the detailed morphology, size, and topography of cryovolcanic, tectonic, aeolian, fluvial, and impact features of both large moons and smaller satellites.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University, MP3-E169, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel, MD, 20723, USA, Email: Louise.Prockter@jhuapl.edu 2: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, M/S 183-601, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA, 91109, USA 3: German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Planetary Research, Planetary Geodesy, Rutherfordstraße 2, 12489, Berlin, Germany 4: Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University, MP3-E169, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel, MD, 20723, USA 5: Cornell University, 422 Space Sciences Building, Ithaca, NY, 14853, USA
Publication date: June 1, 2010