Space Science Reviews

, Volume 139, Issue 1–4, pp 355–397

Exospheres and Atmospheric Escape

  • R. E. Johnson
  • M. R. Combi
  • J. L. Fox
  • W.-H. Ip
  • F. Leblanc
  • M. A. McGrath
  • V. I. Shematovich
  • D. F. Strobel
  • J. H. WaiteJr.
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11214-008-9415-3

Cite this article as:
Johnson, R.E., Combi, M.R., Fox, J.L. et al. Space Sci Rev (2008) 139: 355. doi:10.1007/s11214-008-9415-3

Abstract

Aeronomy is a description of the physics and chemistry of the upper atmospheres and ionospheres of planetary bodies. In this chapter we consider those processes occurring in the upper atmosphere that determine the structure of the corona and lead to molecular escape.

Keywords

Atmospheric escape Planetary corona Exobase Exosphere 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. E. Johnson
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. R. Combi
    • 3
  • J. L. Fox
    • 4
  • W.-H. Ip
    • 5
  • F. Leblanc
    • 6
    • 7
  • M. A. McGrath
    • 8
  • V. I. Shematovich
    • 9
  • D. F. Strobel
    • 10
  • J. H. WaiteJr.
    • 11
  1. 1.Engineering PhysicsUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Physics DepartmentNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space SciencesUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  4. 4.Physics DepartmentWright State UniversityDaytonUSA
  5. 5.Institute of AstronomyNational Central UniversityChung LiTaiwan
  6. 6.Service d’Aeronomie du CNRSParisFrance
  7. 7.Osservatorio Astronomico di TriesteTriesteFrance
  8. 8.Marshall Space Flight CenterHuntsvilleUSA
  9. 9.Institute of Astronomy RASMoscowRussian Federation
  10. 10.Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA
  11. 11.Southwest Research InstituteSan AntonioUSA

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