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By Wing-Huen Ip, Anil Bhardwaj

Advances in Geosciences is the results of a concerted attempt in bringing the most recent effects and making plans actions concerning earth and area technology in Asia and the foreign area. the amount editors are all major scientists of their examine fields protecting six sections: Hydrological technological know-how (HS), Planetary technology (PS), sun Terrestrial (ST), reliable Earth (SE), Ocean technology (OS) and Atmospheric technological know-how (AS). the most goal is to focus on the clinical concerns necessary to the learn of earthquakes, tsunamis, atmospheric airborne dirt and dust storms, weather switch, drought, flood, typhoons, monsoons, house climate, and planetary exploration.

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Fr R. GIL-HUTTON Complejo Astronomico El Leoncito (Conicet) and San Juan National University, Av. ar Although it cannot provide direct and unambiguous information on the mineralogical composition of an asteroid surface, polarimetry is a very useful tool to get an improved understanding of parameters which are intimately related to surface composition and regolith structure. In recent times there has been a revival in the field of asteroid polarimetry, on the theoretical side, in relation to experimental simulations, and due to the activity of some teams who are engaged in extensive observational campaigns.

In this respect, the albedo per se is a very important parameter, being strictly related to the composition and aging of the surface. It should be stressed that polarimetry must be considered as the best available technique to derive asteroid albedos. The reason is that the existence of a direct relation between the polarimetric slope (and also Pmin ) and the albedo makes it possible to derive the albedo directly from the observed polarimetric parameters, without the need of knowing any other parameter.

Tolls, Mars surface and atmospheric temperature during the 2001 global dust storm, Icarus 175 (2005) 23. 5. R. T. Clancy, B. J. Sandor, G. H. Moriarty-Schieven and M. D. Smith, Mesoscale winds and temperatures from JCMT sub-millimeter CO line observations during the 2003 and 2005 Mars oppositions, Abstract of “Second Workshop on Mars Atmosphere Modelling and Observations”, Granada, Spain (2006), pp. 6. 6. M. Lellouch, J. J. Goldstein, S. W. Bougher, G. Paubert and J. Rosenqvist, First absolute wind measurements in the middle atmosphere of Mars, Astrophys.

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