Saturn from Cassini-Huygens / Edition 1by Michele Dougherty
Pub. Date: 10/12/2009
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
This book is one of two volumes meant to capture, to the extent practical, the scienti?c legacy of the Cassini-Huygens prime mission, a landmark in the history of planetary exploration. As the most ambitious and interdisciplinary planetary exploration mission ?own to date, it has extended our knowledge of the Saturn system to levels of detail at least an order of magnitude beyond that gained from all previous missions to Saturn. Nestled in the brilliant light of the new and deep understanding of the Saturn planetary system is the shiny nugget that is the spectacularly successful collaboration of individuals, - ganizations and governments in the achievement of Cassini-Huygens. In some ways the pa- nershipsformedandlessonslearnedmaybethemost enduringlegacyofCassini-Huygens.The broad, international coalition that is Cassini-Huygens is now conducting the Cassini Equinox Mission and planning the Cassini Solstice Mission, and in a major expansion of those fruitful efforts, has extended the collaboration to the study of new ?agship missions to both Jupiter and Saturn. Such ventures have and will continue to enrich us all, and evoke a very optimistic vision of the future of international collaboration in planetary exploration. The two volumes in the series Saturn from Cassini-Huygens and Titan from Cassini- Huygens are the direct products of the efforts of over 200 authors and co-authors. Though each book has a different set of three editors, the group of six editors for the two volumes has worked together through every step of the process to ensure that these two volumes are a set.
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Table of ContentsPreface.- Chapter 1 Overview.- Chapter 2 Review of Knowledge Prior to the Cassini-Huygens Mission and Concurrent Research.- Chapter 3 Origin of the Saturn System.- Chapter 4 The Interior of Saturn.- Chapter 5 Saturn: Composition and Chemistry.- Chapter 6 Saturn Atmospheric Structure and Dynamics.- Chapter 7 Clouds and Aerosols in Saturn’s Atmosphere.- Chapter 8 Upper Atmosphere and Ionosphere of Saturn.- Chapter 9 Saturn’s Magnetospheric Composition.- Chapter 10 The Dynamics of Saturn’s Magnetosphere.- Chapter 11 Fundamental Plasma Processes in Saturn’s Magnetosphere.- Chapter 12 Auroral Processes.- Chapter 13 The Structure of Saturn’s Rings.- Chapter 14 Dynamics of Saturn’s Dense Rings.- Chapter 15 Ring Particle Composition and Size Distribution.- Chapter 16 Diffuse Rings.- Chapter 17 Origin and Evolution of Saturn’s Ring System.- Chapter 18 The Thermal Evolution and Internal Structure of Saturn’s Mid-sized Satellites.- Chapter 19 Icy Satellites of Saturn: Impact Cratering and Age Determination.- Chapter 20 Icy Satellites: Geological Evolution and Surface Processes.- Chapter 21 Enceladus: An Active Cyrovolcanic Satellite.- Chapter 22 The Cassini Extended Mission.- Chapter 23 Saturn’s Exploration Beyond Cassini-Huygens.- Chapter 24 Cartographic Mapping of the Icy Satellites using ISS and VIMS.- Appendix.
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