Photochemistry of Planetary Atmospheres

Photochemistry of Planetary Atmospheres

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Eleven planetary atmospheres are included for detailed study in this reference/text, four for the giant planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune), four for the small bodies (IO, Titan, Triton, and Pluto), and three for the terrestrial planets (Mars, Venus, and Earth). The authors have carried out a comprehensive survey of the principle chemical cycles that control the present composition and past history of planetary atmospheres, using the data provided by recent spacecraft missions supplemented by Earth-based more

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  • Hardback | 470 pages
  • 154.94 x 236.22 x 33.02mm | 793.78g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • numerous line figures
  • 019510501X
  • 9780195105018

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... a concise and well illustrated text...This is a good reference book for those wanting to ascertain our current knowledge of the atmospheres of other planets' Chemistry in Britain This volume provides a comprehensive overview at some depth of what is the current state of the study of planetary atmospheres. It is up to date and well written and the impressive amount of data is clearly presented. The discussion is succinct and all in all it will be an essential companion to anyone interested in working in the field of the study of planetary atmospheres. Altogether an excellent book. Highly recommended. * Spaceflight *show more

Table of contents

1. Introduction ; 2. Solar Flux and Molecular Absorption ; 3. Chemical Kinetics ; 4. Origins ; 5. Giant Planets ; 6. Satellites and Pluto ; 7. Mars ; 8. Venus ; 9. Earth: Imprint of Life ; 10. Earth: Human Impactshow more