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ISBN-13: 9789401088916
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 10/05/2011
Series: Nato Science Series C: , #156
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1985
Pages: 880
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.08(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Scientific Background.- I: Physics and Remote Sensing of Ices.- The physics of Ice: Some fundamentals of planetary glaciology..- Partial phase diagram for the system NH3 - H2O: The water-rich region..- Phase transitions in solid methane at high pressure..- Clathrate hydrates in the Solar System.- Polymorphism in vapor deposited amorphous solid water..- Rheologies of H2O Ices Ih, II, and III at high pressures: A progress report..- Creep of high-pressure Ice VI..- Hugoniot of water Ice..- Measurement of the extinction of water Ice particles..- Spectral properties of water Ice and contaminants..- Outer solar system materials: Ices and color systematics..- II: Cosmochemistry of Ices and Interplanetary Particles.- Evolution of Ices from interstellar space to the Solar System.- Formation history and environment of cometary nuclei.- Stable isotopic compositions of hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen and sulfur in meteoritic low temperature condensates.- Dust of variable porosities (densities) in the Solar System..- Molecule formation in cometary environments.- Interaction between solar energetic particles and interplanetary grains;.- Sputtering of Water Ice at 30–140 K by 0.5 – 6.0 keV H+ and Ne+ ions..- Charged particle modification of Ices in the saturnian and jovian systems..- Laboratory studies of ion irradiations of water, sulfur dioxide and methane Ices..- Comment on the evolution of interplanetary grains..- III: The Icy Nuclei of Comets.- Present status of the icy conglomerate model..- The sublimation temperature of the cometary nucleus: Observational evidence for H2O snows..- Condensation and agglomeration of cometary Ice: the HDO/H2O ratio as tracer..- Amorphous and porous Ices in cometary nuclei..- Composition and structure of the comet nucleus and its evolution on a periodic orbit..- Amorphous-crystalline phase transition and the light curve of comet P/Halley..- Model for an icy halo in comets..- Ice in cometary grains..- Ultraviolet albedo of cometary grains..- S2: A clue to the origin of cometary Ice?.- Formaldehyde in comet IRAS-Araki-Alcock (1983 d); Cosmogonical implications..- The effect of dust halos and dust mantles on nuclear outgassing..- What we do not know about cometary Ices: A review of the incomplete evidence..- IV: Ices on Mars.- The martian polar caps: A Review..- Mars: Long term changes in the state and distribution of H2O..- Subsurface Ice and permfrost on Mars..- Geomorphologic evidence for ground Ice on Mars..- Comment: Compared distribution of H2O on Mars and the Earth..- Hydrolithosphere and problems of subsurface Ice in the equatorial zone of Mars..- V: Rings, Icy Satellites and Pluto.- Icy satellites, rings and Pluto..- Shock vaporization and the accretion of the icy satellites of Jupiter and Saturn..- The composition and structure of planetary rings..- Ices in planetary rings.- The small, icy satellites of Saturn..- The shapes and strengths of small icy satellites..- Icy satellites of Uranus..- The atmospheres of icy bodies..- Evolution of Titan’s coupled ocean-atmosphere system and interaction of ocean with bedrock.- Importance of the tectonic motions on Ganymede..- Some remarks on the geology of Ganymede..- Tectonics of Valhalla Basin on Callisto.- Chronology of surface units on the icy satellites of Saturn..- Sulfur dioxide Ice on Io.- Methane Ice on Triton and Pluto.- Geology of Icy satellites.- VI: Summary of the Highlights of the Conference.- Summary of the highlights of the conference.- Indexes.- Author Index.- Object Index.

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