Planetary Rings

Overview

Planetary Rings provides a summary and personal view of the present understanding of planetary rings, including results from the Cassini space mission to Saturn. It covers all aspects of planetary rings with particular emphasis on ring history and evolution. Basic physical processes and simple mathematical approaches are presented in a clear and accessible way, supported by many images and diagrams that display the spectacular phenomena seen in planetary rings. Highlighted topics include Saturn's F ring, ...
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Overview

Planetary Rings provides a summary and personal view of the present understanding of planetary rings, including results from the Cassini space mission to Saturn. It covers all aspects of planetary rings with particular emphasis on ring history and evolution. Basic physical processes and simple mathematical approaches are presented in a clear and accessible way, supported by many images and diagrams that display the spectacular phenomena seen in planetary rings. Highlighted topics include Saturn's F ring, Neptune's rings, Jupiter's rings, stochastic models, ring age and evolution, and Cassini results.
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Editorial Reviews

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"...these proceedings are of a generally high standard and offer an exceptionally useful summary of the technical and scientific status of the world's ELT projects...it is a volume worth possessing if one is involved, or just interested, in the next stage of the development of astronomy from planet Earth." —The Observatory

"...this book excels as a reference text for working planetary scientists, especially those of us who are not directly active in ring research but who may need to find an equation or a reference, or be brought up to speed rapidly on a particular concept...it certainly belongs in every planetary science reference library." —The Meteoritical Society

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781107402478
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 7/21/2011
  • Series: Cambridge Planetary Science Series , #4
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Larry Esposito is Professor of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences at the University of Colorado at Boulder and is a member of the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP).

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Table of Contents

Preface : a personal view of planetary rings
1 Introduction : the allure of the ringed planets 1
2 Studies of planetary rings 1610-2004 5
3 Diversity of planetary rings 17
4 Individual ring particles and their collisions 29
5 Large-scale ring evolution 44
6 Moons confine and sculpt rings 50
7 Explaining ring phenomena 60
8 N-body simulations 80
9 Stochastic models 91
10 Age and evolution of rings 95
11 Saturn's mysterious F ring 113
12 Neptune's partial rings 125
13 Jupiter's ring-moon system after Galileo 138
14 Ring photometry 145
15 Dusty rings 150
16 Cassini observations 158
17 Concluding remarks 178
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