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Planetary atmospheres

Taylor, F. W.

Planetary atmospheres

by Taylor, F. W.

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Atmospheres,
  • Planets

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementF.W. Taylor
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQB603.A85 T39 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 261 p. :
    Number of Pages261
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25296833M
    ISBN 100199547424, 0199547416
    ISBN 109780199547425, 9780199547418
    LC Control Number2010929469
    OCLC/WorldCa620092519

    Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: / please consider the following text as a useful but insufficient proxy for the authoritative book pages. Chapter 3 PLANETARY ATMOSPHERES COMPOSITION Existing knowledge suggests that the compositions of Jupiter and Saturn are essentially the same as that of the sun, al- though. An Introduction to Planetary Atmospheres - CRC Press Book Planetary atmospheres is a relatively new, interdisciplinary subject that incorporates various areas of the physical and chemical sciences, including geophysics, geophysical fluid dynamics, atmospheric science, astronomy, and astrophysics.

      Planetary Temperatures Planetary Albedos Planet-Star Flux Ratios Planetary Phase Curves Summary 4 Composition of a Planetary Atmosphere Introduction Composition of Earth's and Jupiter's Atmospheres Chemical Composition Basic Cloud Physics Atmospheric Escape Brand: Sara Seager.   The book covers the basic physics of planetary atmospheres in a single text for students or anyone interested in this area of science. The approach is the same as in the author's Elementary Climate Physics: an overview, followed by more detailed discussion of key topics arranged by physical phenomenon and not planet by planet as usually found /5(2).

    With respect to the structure of planetary atmospheres, ground-based meas- urements yield information on the following: (1) Composition of lower atmospheres, (2) Pressures and temperatures, (3) Wind velocities if clouds can be photographed and followed synoptically, (4) Properties of particulate matter in clouds, and (5) Varia- tions of minor. Loss of gases from the terrestrial planets is discussed in the context of meteorites and their parent bodies. The present inventories of C, N and noble gases are discussed and tabulated for these bodies and for icy ones as well. Gases trapped in SNC meteorites are adopted as representing Mars. The principal loss processes (large impact, thermal escape and nonthermal escape) are outlined, with.


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The approach is the same as in the author's previous book Elementary Climate Physics: an overview, followed by more detailed discussion of key topics arranged by physical phenomenon and not planet by planet as 5/5(2).

Purchase Theory of Planetary Atmospheres, Volume 36 - 2nd Edition. Planetary atmospheres book Book & E-Book. ISBNBook Edition: 2. Planetary atmospheres book The emphasis of Planetary Atmospheres is on comparative aspects of planetary atmospheres, generally meaning comparison with the Earth, including atmospheric composition, thermal structure, cloud properties, dynamics, weather and climate, and aeronomy.

The goal is to look for common processes at work under different boundary conditions in order to reach a fundamental/5(2). The emphasis of Planetary Atmospheres is on comparative aspects of planetary atmospheres, generally meaning comparison with the Earth, including atmospheric composition, thermal structure, cloud properties, dynamics, weather and climate, and aeronomy.

The goal is to look for common processes at work under different boundary conditions in order to reach a fundamental understanding of the. Reviews. An Introduction to Planetary Atmospheres is an excellently written introductory book that presents the state of the art of planetary atmospheric science.

a very interesting and valuable book. In my opinion this book will be useful not only for researchers working in the field, but also for the Earth sciences community who possess a relatively high level of mathematical skills and.

The International Geophysics book series has been designed to provide a comprehensive source of detailed information on all aspects of geophysics. Intended to cover the entire range of the discipline, topics are included from a diverse range of areas such as seismology, meteorology, hydrogeology, and climate and ocean dynamics.

The Composition of Planetary Atmospheres 1 Problem 1 – Draw a pie graph (circle graph) that shows the atmosphere constituents for Mars and Earth. Problem 2 – Draw a pie graph that shows the percentage of Nitrogen for Venus, Earth, Mars, Titan and Pluto. Problem 3 – Which planet has the atmosphere with the greatest percentage of Oxygen.

The text also deals with the determination of the physical characteristics of planetary atmospheres, along with the theory of radiative transfer in spherical atmospheres.

The book will be of great use to scientists involved in the study of celestial bodies, such as astronomers and astrophysicists. This is an up-to-date and authoritative book on the entire field of planetary atmospheres - meteorology, photochemistry, ionospheres, radiative and covective transport of heat, aeronomy, and remote observations (i.e, planetary astronomy)3/5(3).

Theory of Planetary Atmospheres An Introduction to Their Physics and Chemistry. Edited by Joseph W. Chamberlain. Vol Pages iii-xiii, (). An Introduction to Planetary Atmospheres is an excellently written introductory book that presents the state of the art of planetary atmospheric science.

a very interesting and valuable book. In my opinion this book will be useful not only for researchers working in the field, but also for the Earth sciences community who possess a Price: $ Light scattering in planetary atmospheres: Authors: Sobolev, V. Publication: (Translation of Rasseianie sveta v atmosferakh planet, Moscow, Izdatel'stvo Nauka, ) Oxford and New York, Pergamon Press (International Series of Monographs in Natural Philosophy.

Volume 76), p. Publication Date: 00/ Category: Lunar and Planetary. Planetary atmospheres is a relatively new, interdisciplinary subject that incorporates various areas of the physical and chemical sciences, including geophysics, geophysical fluid dynamics, atmospheric science, astronomy, and astrophysics.

Providing a much-needed resource for this cross-disciplinary field, An Introduction to Planetary Atmospheres presents current knowledge on. Planetary atmospheres is a relatively new, interdisciplinary subject that incorporates various areas of the physical and chemical sciences, including geophysics, geophysical fluid dynamics, atmospheric science, astronomy, and astrophysics.

Providing a much-needed resource for this cross-disciplinary field, An Introduction to Planetary Atmospheres pCited by: This book covers the basic physics of planetary atmospheres, providing an overview, followed by detailed discussion of key topics arranged by physical phenomenon. The emphasis is on acquiring and interpreting measurements, and the basic physics of instruments and models, with key definitions and historical notes given in the footnotes and glossary.

Planetary atmospheres are complex and evolving entities, as mankind is rapidly coming to realise whilst attempting to understand, forecast and mitigate human-induced climate change. In the Solar System, our neighbours Venus and Mars provide striking examples of two endpoints of planetary evolution.

An Introduction to Planetary Atmospheres is an excellently written introductory book that presents the state of the art of planetary atmospheric science. a very interesting and valuable book. Visual Galaxy is an encyclopedic book, containing a lot more than I expected from its title. Only about a third of the book is devoted to the Milky Way and the stars and structures within it; almost all of the rest of the book is devoted to our own solar system and is a surprisingly good introduction to solar and planetary science.

This book and its sister volume, Solar System Astrophysics: Background Science and the Inner Solar system, are pedagogically well written, providing clearly illustrated explanations, for example, of such topics as the numerical integration of the Adams-Williamson equation, the equations of state in planetary interiors and atmospheres, Maxwell.

1. Introduction: solar system bodies and their atmospheres. This article is a synopsis of the author's new book, Planetary Atmospheres (Oxford University Press, ), where more detail may be found. See also Elementary Climate Physics (Oxford University Press, ).

Figures 1 and 2 show the scale of the Solar System, and Table I lists the main physical properties of the planets.Atmosphere - Atmosphere - The atmospheres of other planets: Astronomical bodies retain an atmosphere when their escape velocity is significantly larger than the average molecular velocity of the gases present in the atmosphere.

There are 8 planets and over moons in the solar system. Of these, the planets Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune have significant atmospheres.The book's wide scope expertly uses what's currently known about different planetary atmospheres to demonstrate the underlying physical processes in a comparative way.

Several chapters have the style of two halves, where the first part introduces the fundamental concepts while the second portion presents the application of such ideas to the.