Titan from Cassini-Huygens

Titan from Cassini-Huygens

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by Robert Brown
     
 

This book reviews our current knowledge of Saturn's largest moon Titan featuring the latest results obtained by the Cassini-Huygens mission. A global author team addresses Titan’s origin and evolution, internal structure, surface geology, the atmosphere and ionosphere as well as magnetospheric interactions. The book closes with an outlook beyond the… See more details below

Overview

This book reviews our current knowledge of Saturn's largest moon Titan featuring the latest results obtained by the Cassini-Huygens mission. A global author team addresses Titan’s origin and evolution, internal structure, surface geology, the atmosphere and ionosphere as well as magnetospheric interactions. The book closes with an outlook beyond the Cassini-Huygens mission. Colorfully illustrated, this book will serve as a reference to researchers as well as an introduction for students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402092145
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
12/04/2009
Edition description:
2010
Pages:
535
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.- Chapter 1 Overview.- Chapter 2 Earth-based Perspective and pre-Cassini-Huygens Knowledge of Titan.- Chapter 3 The Origin and Evolution of Titan.- Chapter 4 Titan’s Interior structure.- Chapter 5 Geology and Surface Processes on Titan.- Chapter 6 Composition of Titan’s Surface.- Chapter 7 Volatile Origin and Cycles: Nitrogen and Methane.- Chapter 8 High-altitude Production of Titan’s Aerosols.- Chapter 9 Titan’s Astrobiology.- Chapter 10 Atmospheric Composition and Structure.- Chapter 11 Composition and Structure of the Ionosphere and Thermosphere.- Chapter 12 Aerosols in Titan’s Atmosphere.- Chapter 13 Atmospheric Dynamics and Meteorology.- Chapter 14 Seasonal Change on Titan.- Chapter 15 Mass loss processes in Titan’s Upper Atmosphere.- Chapter 16 Energy Deposition Processes in Titan’s Upper Atmosphere and Its Induced Magnetosphere.- Chapter 17 Titan in the Cassini-Huygens Extended Mission.- Chapter 18 Titan Beyond Cassini-Huygens.- Chapter 19 Mapping Products of Titan’s Surface.- Appendix.

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