Planetary Climates

Planetary Climates

by Andrew Ingersoll
     
 

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This concise, sophisticated introduction to planetary climates explains the global physical and chemical processes that determine climate on any planet or major planetary satellite--from Mercury to Neptune and even large moons such as Saturn's Titan. Although the climates of other worlds are extremely diverse, the chemical and physical processes that shape their

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This concise, sophisticated introduction to planetary climates explains the global physical and chemical processes that determine climate on any planet or major planetary satellite--from Mercury to Neptune and even large moons such as Saturn's Titan. Although the climates of other worlds are extremely diverse, the chemical and physical processes that shape their dynamics are the same. As this book makes clear, the better we can understand how various planetary climates formed and evolved, the better we can understand Earth's climate history and future.

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"Prof Andrew Ingersoll has made many important contributions to planetary science through his career, and in Planetary Climates he wields his immense expertise to really get across the weirdness of weather systems on other worlds."—Lewis Dartnell, BBC Sky at Night

"[This] is an ideal introduction for science students and nonspecialist scientists, as well as general readers with a scientific background."Lunar and Planetary Information Bulletin

"Like all works in the excellent 'Princeton Primers in Climate' series, this book presents content in the main body in a nontechnical manner, with little mathematical detail, but then includes detailed technical/mathematical information in sidebars and boxes so that various levels of more advanced discussion can be individually tailored to a particular group of students."Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781400848232
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
08/25/2013
Series:
Princeton Primers in Climate
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
File size:
5 MB

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