Solar System Ices

Based on Reviews Presented at the International Symposium “Solar System Ices” held in Toulouse, France, on March 27–30, 1995

  • B. Schmitt
  • C. De Bergh
  • M. Festou

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 227)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Physics and Chemistry of Ices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. W. B. Durham, S. H. Kirby, L. A. Stern
      Pages 63-78
    3. Jeffrey S. Kargel, Jonathan I. Lunine
      Pages 97-117
    4. Janusz Eluszkiewicz, Jacek Leliwa-Kopystyński, Konrad J. Kossacki
      Pages 119-138
    5. P. Jenniskens, D. F. Blake, A. Kouchi
      Pages 139-155
    6. A. Verbiscer, P. Helfenstein
      Pages 157-197
    7. B. Schmitt, E. Quirico, F. Trotta, W. M. Grundy
      Pages 199-240
    8. Christian Matzler
      Pages 241-257
    9. Farid Salama
      Pages 259-279
    10. R. E. Johnson
      Pages 303-334
  3. Ices in the Primitive Solar Nebula and in Comets

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 335-335
    2. J. Mayo Greenberg, Aigen Li
      Pages 337-351
    3. O. Forni, C. Federico, A. Coradini, G. Magni
      Pages 367-394
  4. Ices in the Terrestrial Planets

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 419-419
    2. Thomas Peter
      Pages 443-475
    3. François Forget
      Pages 477-507
  5. Ices in the Outer Planets and Satellites

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 509-509
    2. T. V. Johnson
      Pages 511-523
    3. William B. McKinnon
      Pages 525-550
    4. Paul M. Schenk, Jeffrey M. Moore
      Pages 551-578
    5. Dale P. Cruikshank, Robert H. Brown, Wendy M. Calvin, Ted L. Roush, Mary Jane Bartholomew
      Pages 579-606
    6. Douglas B. Nash, Bruce H. Betts
      Pages 607-637
    7. Jonathan I. Lunine
      Pages 639-653
    8. Dale P. Cruikshank, Ted L. Roush, Tobias C. Owen, Eric Quirico, Catherine De Bergh
      Pages 655-684
    9. S. A. Stern
      Pages 685-709
    10. Luke Dones
      Pages 711-734
    11. M. Podolak, W. B. Hubbard
      Pages 735-748
    12. Robert Samuelson
      Pages 749-772
    13. L. M. Trafton, D. L. Matson, J. A. Stansberry
      Pages 773-812
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 815-826

About this book


Predicted long ago to be present on the surface of planetary bodies by theoreticians and recently shown by interplanetary spacecraft and ground- based instruments to be ubiquitous in the Solar System, ices in a broad sense have become an extremely important subject in planetary research. Ices found on objects formed in the remote parts of the Solar System contain a message about the composition and mode of formation of our planetary system. There are also objects that contain icy materials that bear signatures of past events on a geological timescale. Their study is one of the best means of inquiring about the origins, accessing the past and anticipating the future of our Solar System.
The reviews in this book collect together a series of papers covering the physics and chemistry of ices, as well as the geology of icy surfaces. They present an extensive summary of their chemical and physical properties relevant to planetary astronomy. They also provide an overview of planetary bodies that contain ices and the outstanding problems of the field.
Audience: The book is intended to become a reference for researchers and graduate students. It is accessible to senior graduate students with a background in planetary science.


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Editors and affiliations

  • B. Schmitt
    • 1
  • C. De Bergh
    • 2
  • M. Festou
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Glaciologie et Géophysique de l’EnvironnementGrenoble/Saint Martin d’HèresFrance
  2. 2.Observatoire de ParisMeudonFrance
  3. 3.Observatoire Midi-PyrénéesToulouseFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6209-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-5252-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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