Exospheres and Atmospheric Escape
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- Johnson, R.E., Combi, M.R., Fox, J.L. et al. Space Sci Rev (2008) 139: 355. doi:10.1007/s11214-008-9415-3
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.