Properties and Interactions of Interplanetary Dust

Proceedings of the 85th Colloquium of the International Astronomical Union, Marseille, France, July 9–12, 1984

  • R. H. Giese
  • P. Lamy
Conference proceedings

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 119)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. J. L. Weinberg
    Pages 1-6
  3. G. Nikolsky, S. Koutchmy, P. L. Lamy, I. A. Nesmjanovich
    Pages 7-10
  4. Nebil N. Misconi, J. L. Weinberg
    Pages 11-15
  5. J. Pfleiderer, G. Leuprecht
    Pages 17-20
  6. A. Maucherat, A. Llebaria, J. C. Gonin
    Pages 27-30
  7. P. D. Feldman, R. P. Cebula, P. D. Tennyson, R. C. Henry
    Pages 31-31
  8. S. S. Hong, N. Y. Misconi, M. H. H. van Dijk, J. L. Weinberg, G. N. Toller
    Pages 33-37
  9. F. Giovane, J. L. Weinberg, H. M. Mann, J. P. Oliver
    Pages 39-42
  10. M. G. Hauser, T. N. Gautier, J. Good, F. J. Low
    Pages 43-48
  11. S. Isobe, H. Tanabe, T. Hirayama, Y. Koma, J. Soegijo, N. Baba
    Pages 49-54
  12. T. Maihara, K. Mizutani, N. Hiromoto, H. Takami, H. Hasegawa
    Pages 55-58
  13. T. Mukai
    Pages 59-62
  14. P. V. Shcheglov, L. I. Shestakova, A. K. Ajmanov
    Pages 77-80
  15. I. R. East, N. K. Reay
    Pages 81-84
  16. R. Robley, A. Bücher, S. Koutchmy, Ph. Lamy
    Pages 85-88
  17. H. A. Zook, G. Lange, E. Grün, H. Fechtig
    Pages 89-96
  18. V. L. Barsukov, T. N. Nazarova
    Pages 99-104
  19. S. F. Singer, J. E. Stanley, P. Kassel
    Pages 117-120
  20. H. Fechtig, F. Hörz, E. Igenbergs, E. Jessberger, H. Kuczera, G. Lange et al.
    Pages 121-126
  21. H. Kuczera, H. Iglseder, U. Weishaupt, E. Igenbergs
    Pages 129-129
  22. W. C. Carey, J. A. M. McDonnell, D. G. Dixon
    Pages 131-136
  23. S. Koutchmy, P. L. Lamy
    Pages 141-141
  24. D. E. Brownlee
    Pages 143-147
  25. A. Fahey, K. D. McKeegan, S. A. Sandford, R. M. Walker, B. Wopenka, E. Zinner
    Pages 149-155
  26. R. Wallenwein, H. Blank, E. K. Jessberger, K. Traxel
    Pages 157-158
  27. A. Borghesi, E. Bussoletti, L. Colangeli
    Pages 159-162
  28. G. M. Raisbeck, F. Yiou, J. Klein, R. Middleton, D. Brownlee
    Pages 169-174
  29. René Dumont, Anny-Chantal Levasseur-Regourd
    Pages 207-213
  30. P. Bliek, P. L. Lamy, G. Courtes
    Pages 231-234

About these proceedings


Investigation of the interplanetary dust cloud is characterized by contributions from quite different methods and fields, such as research on zodiacal light, meteors, micrometeoroids, asteroids, and comets. Since the earth's environment and interplanetary space became accessible to space vehicles these interrelations are clearly evident and extremely useful. Space measurements by micrometeoroid detectors, for example, provide individual and eventually detailed information on impact events, which however are limited in number and therefore restricted in statistical significance. On the other hand, zodiacal light measurements involve scattered light from many particles and therefore provide global information about the average values of physical properties and spatial distribution of interplanetary grains. Additional knowledge stems from lunar samples and from dust collections in the atmosphere and in deep sea sediments. All these sources of complementary information must be put together into a synoptical synthesis. This also has to take into account dynamical aspects and the results of laboratory investigations concerning physical properties of small grains. Such considerable effort is not merely an academic exercise for a few specialists interested in the solar dust cloud. Since this same cloud exclusively allows direct in-situ acess to investigate extraterrestrial dust particles over a wide range of sizes and materials, it provides valuable information for realistic treatment of dust phenomena in other remote cosmic regions such as in dense molecular clouds, circumstellar dust shells, and even protostellar or protoplanetary systems.


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Editors and affiliations

  • R. H. Giese
    • 1
  • P. Lamy
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physics and Astronomy: Extraterrestrial PhysicsRuhr-University BochumBochumGermany
  2. 2.Laboratory for Space AstronomyMarseilleFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8912-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-5464-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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