Atmospheres of Earth and the Planets

Proceedings of the Summer Advanced Study Institute, Held at the University of Liège, Belgium, July 29—August 9, 1974

  • B. M. McCormac
Conference proceedings

Part of the Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 51)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
  2. Institute Summary

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. H. I. Schiff
      Pages 3-19
    3. Harold I. Schiff
      Pages 21-43
  3. Physical Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. James C. G. Walker
      Pages 47-58
    3. Donald M. Hunten
      Pages 59-72
    4. Alv Egeland
      Pages 99-109
    5. Vincent B. Wickwar
      Pages 111-124
  4. Structure and Composition of the Neutral and Ionized Atmosphere

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. M. Petit
      Pages 159-175
  5. Laboratory Measurements of Relevant Rate Coefficients

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Eldon E. Ferguson
      Pages 197-210
    3. I. T. N. Jones
      Pages 211-218
  6. Atmospheric and Ionospheric Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. G. Kockarts
      Pages 235-243
    3. John S. Nisbet
      Pages 245-258
    4. William Swider
      Pages 259-268
    5. Peter Stubbe
      Pages 269-280
  7. Optical Observations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 281-281
    2. T. M. Donahue
      Pages 289-307
    3. Jean-Claude Gérard
      Pages 309-317
    4. R. L. Gattinger, A. Vallance Jones
      Pages 319-322
    5. A. T. Stair Jr., J. C. Ulwick, K. D. Baker, D. J. Baker
      Pages 335-346
    6. J. B. Kumer
      Pages 347-358
  8. Atmospheres of Other Planets

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 359-359
    2. John C. McConnell
      Pages 361-367
    3. Steven C. Wofsy, Nien Dak Sze
      Pages 369-384
    4. Shailendra Kumar
      Pages 385-399
    5. Darrell F. Strobel
      Pages 401-408
    6. Michael B. McElroy
      Pages 409-423
    7. G. E. Hunt
      Pages 425-432
    8. T. D. Parkinson
      Pages 433-440
    9. Yuk L. Yung
      Pages 441-446
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 447-456

About these proceedings


This book contains the lectures presented at the Summer Advanced Study Institute, 'Physics and Chemistry of Atmospheres' which was held at the University of Liege, Belgium, during the period July 29-August 9, 1974. One-hundred nineteen persons from eleven different countries attended the Institute. The authors and publisher have made a special effort for rapid publication of an up­ to-date status of the physics and chemistry ofthe atmospheres of Earth and the plan­ ets, which is an ever-changing area. Special thanks are due to the lecturers for their diligent preparation and excellent presentations. The individual lectures and the published papers were deliberately limited; the authors' cooperation in conforming to these specifications is greatly appreciated. The contents of the book are organized by subject area rather than in the order in which papers were presented during the Institute. Many thanks are due to Drs Alv Egeland, Donald M. Hunten, Gunther Lange-Hesse, Marcel Nicolet, Harold I. Schiff, Lance Thomas, Alister Vallance Jones, Richard Wayne, and Gilbert Weill who served as session chairmen during the Institute and contributed greatly to its success by skillfully directing the discussion period in a stimulating manner after each lecture. Many persons contributed to the success of the Institute. Drs Alv Egeland, Donald M. Hunten, Gunther Lange-Hesse, Marcel Nicolet, Harold I. Schiff, Erwin R. Schmerling, Lance Thomas, Alister Vallance Jones, Richard Wayne, and Gilbert Weill were especially helpful in preparing the technical program.


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Editors and affiliations

  • B. M. McCormac
    • 1
  1. 1.Lockheed Palo Alto Research LaboratoryPalo AltoUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1975
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-1801-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-1799-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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