class08a - AST 309S The Solar System MWF 11-12 John Lacy R...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–5. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
AST 309S The Solar System MWF 11-12 John Lacy RLM 16.332, M-F 12-12:30 471-1469 [email protected] Amanda Bayless Daniel Kagan RLM 16.312, Th 10-12 RLM 16.322A, W 3-5 471-3462 232-3923 [email protected] [email protected] class website: www.as.utexas.edu courses AST 309S username: AST password: 309
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Reading for this week Chapter 3: Volcanism The test next Friday will cover chapters 1-3.
Background image of page 2
Topics from chapter 3 causes of volcanism, causes of melting in mantle locations of volcanism: spreading zone, subduction zone, hot spot composition of lava and basalt, partial melting types of volcanism: effusive and explosive differences on different planets: different appearances, effect of gravity, atmospheric density, temperature cryovolcanism
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Definitions chondrite: a type of meteorite that is thought to be representative of the composition of the minerals in the solar nebula. The earth’s mantle has a composition similar to chondrites, but it is enriched in SiO 2 and
Background image of page 4
Image of page 5
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 07/13/2010 for the course AST 309 taught by Professor Johnlacy during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

Page1 / 15

class08a - AST 309S The Solar System MWF 11-12 John Lacy R...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 5. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online