Overview

planetary geology


Related Overviews

 

'planetary geology' can also refer to...

 

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Earth Sciences and Geography

GO

Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

The scientific study of planetary surfaces, employing the techniques of geology. It was first used formally to establish the stratigraphic sequence on the visible face of the Moon by Shoemaker and Hackman in 1962, but was used informally by earlier workers, such as G. K. Gilbert and R. B. Baldwin, to interpret lunar features as lava flows, craters, etc.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.


Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.