Mercury

  • André Balogh
  • Leonid Ksanfomality
  • Rudolf von Steiger

Part of the Space Sciences Series of ISSI book series (SSSI, volume 26)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-iv
  2. André Balogh, Leonid Ksanfomality, Rudolf von Steiger
    Pages 1-5
  3. W. Benz, A. Anic, J. Horner, J. A. Whitby
    Pages 7-20
  4. Tim Van Hoolst, Frank Sohl, Igor Holin, Olivier Verhoeven, Véronique Dehant, Tilman Spohn
    Pages 21-45
  5. Doris Breuer, Steven A. Hauck II, Monika Buske, Martin Pauer, Tilman Spohn
    Pages 47-78
  6. J. Wicht, M. Mandea, F. Takahashi, U. R. Christensen, M. Matsushima, B. Langlais
    Pages 79-108
  7. G. Cremonese, A. Sprague, J. Warell, N. Thomas, L. Ksamfomality
    Pages 109-124
  8. John K. Harmon
    Pages 125-167
  9. Leonid Ksanfomality, John Harmon, Elena Petrova, Nicolas Thomas, Igor Veselovsky, Johan Warell
    Pages 169-215
  10. A. Sprague, J. Warell, G. Cremonese, Y. Langevin, J. Helbert, P. Wurz et al.
    Pages 217-249
  11. Rosemary Killen, Gabrielle Cremonese, Helmut Lammer, Stefano Orsini, Andrew E. Potter, Ann L. Sprague et al.
    Pages 251-327
  12. Karl-Heinz Glassmeier, Jan Grosser, Uli Auster, Dragos Constantinescu, Yasuhito Narita, Stephan Stellmach
    Pages 329-345
  13. M. Fujimoto, W. Baumjohann, K. Kabin, R. Nakamura, J. A. Slavin, N. Terada et al.
    Pages 347-368
  14. S. Orsini, L. G. Blomberg, D. Delcourt, R. Grard, S. Massetti, K. Seki et al.
    Pages 369-391
  15. L. G. Blomberg, J. A. Cumnock, K. -H. Glassmeier, R. A. Treumann
    Pages 393-409
  16. L. Zelenyi, M. Oka, H. Malova, M. Fujimoto, D. Delcourt, W. Baumjohann
    Pages 411-427
  17. André Balogh, Réjean Grard, Sean C. Solomon, Rita Schulz, Yves Langevin, Yasumasa Kasaba et al.
    Pages 429-463
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 467-468

About this book

Introduction

Mercury, the planet closest to the Sun, is different in several respects from the other three terrestrial planets. In appearance, it resembles the heavily cratered surface of the Moon, but its density is high, it has a magnetic field and magnetosphere, but no atmosphere or ionosphere. This book reviews the progress made in Mercury studies since the flybys by Mariner 10 in 1974-75, based on the continued research using the Mariner 10 archive, on observations from Earth, and on increasingly realistic models of its interior evolution.

Keywords

Ionosphere Planet Solar Solar wind Sun book on Mercury magnetosphere planet Mercury planetary dynamos planetary evolution Mercury planetary magnetospheres research results Mercury terrestrial planets

Editors and affiliations

  • André Balogh
    • 1
  • Leonid Ksanfomality
    • 2
  • Rudolf von Steiger
    • 3
  1. 1.International Space Science Institute (ISSI)BernSwitzerland
  2. 2.Space Research Institute (IKI)MoscowRussia
  3. 3.International Space Science Institute (ISSI)BernSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-77539-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, BV 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-77538-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-77539-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1385-7525
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