Atmospheres in the Solar System: Comparative Aeronomy

Atmospheres in the Solar System: Comparative Aeronomy

by Michael Mendillo, G. Randall Gladstone, Marina Galand, T. G. Slanger
     
 

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 130.

Atmospheres are crucial components of our universe. They are the only observable regions of stars and giant planets, both within and beyond our solar system. Some terrestrial-size bodies (Venus, Earth, Mars, Titan and Triton) have permanent atmospheres while

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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 130.

Atmospheres are crucial components of our universe. They are the only observable regions of stars and giant planets, both within and beyond our solar system. Some terrestrial-size bodies (Venus, Earth, Mars, Titan and Triton) have permanent atmospheres while others (e.g., Mercury, Moon, Io, and Europa) have tenuous gaseous envelopes that change daily. Comets are tiny bodies by planetary yardsticks, but their atmospheres can be the largest visible objects in the night sky. Atmospheric science strives to understand how such a diverse set of atmospheres form, evolve, and disappear.

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Takes a comparative-studies approach to the study of the solar system, with 25 contributions organized into six sections: overviews; interactions between planetary and small body atmospheres with the surrounding plasma medium; chemistry, energetics, and dynamics; models of aeronomic systems; observational applications; and atmospheres of other worlds. Suitable as an overview for graduate students and new professionals in aeronomy, as well as providing synthesis for veterans in the field, with excellent references to guide further research. Mostly b&w illustrations, with a few color plates. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780875909899
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/21/2002
Series:
Geophysical Monograph Series, #130
Pages:
388
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.60(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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