© 2008

Comparative Aeronomy

  • Andrew F. Nagy
  • André Balogh
  • Thomas E. Cravens
  • Michael Mendillo
  • Ingo Mueller-Wodarg

Part of the Space Sciences Series of ISSI book series (SSSI, volume 29)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-iii
  2. Andrew F. Nagy
    Pages 1-2
  3. Jane L. Fox, Marina I. Galand, Robert E. Johnson
    Pages 3-62
  4. David L. Huestis, Stephen W. Bougher, Jane L. Fox, Marina Galand, Robert E. Johnson, Julianne I. Moses et al.
    Pages 63-105
  5. Stephen W. Bougher, Pierre-Louis Blelly, Michael Combi, Jane L. Fox, Ingo Mueller-Wodarg, Aaron Ridley et al.
    Pages 107-141
  6. S. A. Ledvina, Y.-J. Ma, E. Kallio
    Pages 143-189
  7. I. C. F. Mueller-Wodarg, D. F. Strobel, J. I. Moses, J. H. Waite, J. Crovisier, R. V. Yelle et al.
    Pages 191-234
  8. O. Witasse, T. Cravens, M. Mendillo, J. Moses, A. Kliore, A. F. Nagy et al.
    Pages 235-265
  9. T. G. Slanger, T. E. Cravens, J. Crovisier, S. Miller, D. F. Strobel
    Pages 267-310
  10. Y.-J. Ma, K. Altwegg, T. Breus, M. R. Combi, T. E. Cravens, E. Kallio et al.
    Pages 311-353
  11. R. E. Johnson, M. R. Combi, J. L. Fox, W.-H. Ip, F. Leblanc, M. A. McGrath et al.
    Pages 355-397
  12. Helmut Lammer, James F. Kasting, Eric Chassefière, Robert E. Johnson, Yuri N. Kulikov, Feng Tian
    Pages 399-436
  13. Roger Yelle, Helmut Lammer, Wing-Huen Ip
    Pages 437-451
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 452-453

About this book


This volume provides eleven reviews by leading researchers in the fields of planetary science, aeronomy, and atmospheric science. Together they present the result of comparative studies of processes and systems aspects that control the general behaviour and structure of the upper atmospheres, ionospheres and exospheres of solar system bodies (terrestrial planets, giant planets, and their moons). Similarities and differences of the relevant physical processes, chemistry, and dynamics affecting the aeronomy of solar system bodies are reviewed and documented. Implications for the long-term evolution of atmospheres and exoplanets are examined as well. The reviews are based on significant new observations by several key scientific spacecraft at Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Titan.

Like all volumes in the SSSI series, this book presents a state-of-the art review written for any researcher or graduate student who needs a thorough update on a modern topic in space science. In this case: the chemistry and physics of the upper parts of planetary atmospheres.


Aeronomy Ionosphere Meteorology Planet Solar System Upper Atmosphere Weather atmosphere ionosphere observations physics chemistry upper atmosphere planetary atmospheres satellite solar space science spheric

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrew F. Nagy
    • 1
  • André Balogh
    • 2
  • Thomas E. Cravens
    • 3
  • Michael Mendillo
    • 4
  • Ingo Mueller-Wodarg
    • 5
  1. 1.Dept. of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space SciencesUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.Internation Space Science InstituteBernSwitzerland
  3. 3.Dept. of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of KansasLawrenceUSA
  4. 4.Department of AstronomyBoston UniversityBostonUSA
  5. 5.Space and Atmospheric Physics Group, The Blackett LaboratoryImperial College LondonLondonUK

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