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Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences.

A more or less permanently wet area of mineral soil (as opposed to a peaty area), typically found around the edges of a lake or on an undrained river flood-plain. Colloquially, ‘marsh’ is...

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Lou Marsh 1927–2004

C R Kitchin.

in Astronomy & Geophysics

October 2004; p ublished online October 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics; Geophysics. 0 words.

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palus

Ian Ridpath.

in A Dictionary of Astronomy

January 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 56 words.

A mottled area on a planetary surface; pl.paludes. The name, which means ‘marsh’ or ‘swamp’, was first used

Synthetic direct impact light curves of the ultracompact AM CVn binary systems V407 Vul and HM Cnc

M. A. Wood.

in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

May 2009; p ublished online April 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 6188 words.

The interacting binary white dwarf (AM CVn) systems HM Cnc and V407 have orbital periods of 5.4 and 9.5 min, respectively. The two systems are characterized by an ‘on/off’ behaviour in the...

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WD 1953-011: a magnetic white dwarf with peculiar field structure

P. F. L. Maxted, L. Ferrario, T. R. Marsh and D. T. Wickramasinghe.

in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

July 2000; p ublished online July 2000 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 2762 words.

We present Hα spectra of the magnetic white dwarf star WD 1953-011 which confirm the presence of the broad Zeeman components corresponding to a field strength of ∼500 kG found by Maxted &...

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palus

Edited by Ian Ridpath.

in A Dictionary of Astronomy

P ublished online February 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics; Astronomical Instrumentation, Methods, and Techniques; Galaxies. 56 words.

A mottled area on a planetary surface; pl. paludes. The name, which means ‘marsh’ or ’swamp’, was first used for features on the Moon in the seventeenth century. It is not a geological term...