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Saturn from Cassini-Huygens

  • The first volume to publish the scientific results of Cassini-Huygens

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Table of contents (24 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii
  2. Overview

    • Michele K. Dougherty, Larry W. Esposito, Stamatios M. Krimigis
    Pages 1-8
  3. Review of Knowledge Prior to the Cassini-Huygens Mission and Concurrent Research

    • Glenn S. Orton, Kevin H. Baines, Dale Cruikshank, Jeffrey N. Cuzzi, Stamatios M. Krimigis, Steve Miller et al.
    Pages 9-54
  4. Origin of the Saturn System

    • Torrence V. Johnson, Paul R. Estrada
    Pages 55-74
  5. The Interior of Saturn

    • William B. Hubbard, Michele K. Dougherty, Daniel Gautier, Robert Jacobson
    Pages 75-81
  6. Saturn: Composition and Chemistry

    • Thierry Fouchet, Julianne I. Moses, Barney J. Conrath
    Pages 83-112
  7. Saturn Atmospheric Structure and Dynamics

    • Anthony D. Del Genio, Richard K. Achterberg, Kevin H. Baines, F. Michael Flasar, Peter L. Read, Agustín Sánchez-Lavega et al.
    Pages 113-159
  8. Clouds and Aerosols in Saturn's Atmosphere

    • R. A. West, K. H. Baines, E. Karkoschka, A. Sánchez-Lavega
    Pages 161-179
  9. Upper Atmosphere and Ionosphere of Saturn

    • Andrew F. Nagy, Arvydas J. Kliore, Michael Mendillo, Steve Miller, Luke Moore, Julianne I. Moses et al.
    Pages 181-201
  10. Saturn's Magnetospheric Configuration

    • Tamas I. Gombosi, Thomas P. Armstrong, Christopher S. Arridge, Krishan K. Khurana, Stamatios M. Krimigis, Norbert Krupp et al.
    Pages 203-255
  11. The Dynamics of Saturn's Magnetosphere

    • D. G. Mitchell, J. F. Carbary, S. W. H. Cowley, T. W. Hill, P. Zarka
    Pages 257-279
  12. Fundamental Plasma Processes in Saturn's Magnetosphere

    • B. H. Mauk, D. C. Hamilton, T. W. Hill, G. B. Hospodarsky, R. E. Johnson, C. Paranicas et al.
    Pages 281-331
  13. Auroral Processes

    • W. S. Kurth, E. J. Bunce, J. T. Clarke, F. J. Crary, D. C. Grodent, A. P. Ingersoll et al.
    Pages 333-374
  14. The Structure of Saturn's Rings

    • J. E. Colwell, P. D. Nicholson, M. S. Tiscareno, C. D. Murray, R. G. French, E. A. Marouf
    Pages 375-412
  15. Dynamics of Saturn's Dense Rings

    • Jürgen Schmidt, Keiji Ohtsuki, Nicole Rappaport, Heikki Salo, Frank Spahn
    Pages 413-458
  16. Ring Particle Composition and Size Distribution

    • Jeff Cuzzi, Roger Clark, Gianrico Filacchione, Richard French, Robert Johnson, Essam Marouf et al.
    Pages 459-509
  17. Diffuse Rings

    • M. Horányi, J. A. Burns, M. M. Hedman, G. H. Jones, S. Kempf
    Pages 511-536
  18. Origin and Evolution of Saturn's Ring System

    • Sébastien Charnoz, Luke Dones, Larry W. Esposito, Paul R. Estrada, Matthew M. Hedman
    Pages 537-575
  19. The Thermal Evolution and Internal Structure of Saturn's Mid-Sized Icy Satellites

    • Dennis L. Matson, Julie C. Castillo-Rogez, Gerald Schubert, Christophe Sotin, William B. McKinnon
    Pages 577-612
  20. Icy Satellites of Saturn: Impact Cratering and Age Determination

    • Luke Dones, Clark R. Chapman, William B. McKinnon, H. Jay Melosh, Michelle R. Kirchoff, Gerhard Neukum et al.
    Pages 613-635

About this book

This book reviews our current knowledge of Saturn featuring the latest results obtained by the Cassini-Huygens mission. A global author team addresses the planet’s origin and evolution, internal structure, composition and chemistry, the atmosphere and ionosphere, the magnetosphere, as well as its ring system. Furthermore, Saturn's icy satellites are discussed. The book closes with an outlook beyond the Cassini-Huygens mission. Colorfully illustrated, this book will serve as a reference to researchers as well as an introduction for students.


  • Cassini-Huygens
  • Planet
  • Saturn
  • Saturn rings
  • Saturn satellites


From the reviews: “In Saturn from Cassini-Huygens, editors Dougherty (Imperial College, UK), Esposito (Univ. of Colorado), and Krimigis (Johns Hopkins) present a comprehensive volume that summarizes for Saturn, its ring system, and most of its moons the data obtained and the analysis done to date from this four-year mission. … This volume provides an advanced student or practicing researcher an excellent overview of the current state of understanding of Saturn, its rings, and many of its moons. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.” (C. Palma, Choice, Vol. 47 (10), June, 2010)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Imperial College, The Blackett Laboratory, London, United Kingdom

    Michele K. Dougherty

  • University of Colorado, Boulder, USA

    Larry W. Esposito

  • Applied Physics Lab, Johns Hopkins University, Laurel, USA

    Stamatios M. Krimigis

  • Center for Space Research and Technology, Academy of Athens, Athens, Greece

    Stamatios M. Krimigis

About the editors

Michele Dougherty, Cassini Saturn Orbiter (NASA/ESA) - Acting Principal Investigator (PI) for magnetometer instrument.  

Dr. Esposito the principal investigator of the Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph (UVIS) experiment on the Cassini space mission to Saturn. He was chair of the Voyager Rings Working Group. As a member of the Pioneer Saturn imaging team, he discovered Saturn’s F ring. He has been a participant in numerous US, Russian and European space missions and used the Hubble Space Telescope for its first observations of the planet Venus. He was awarded the Harold C. Urey Prize from the American Astronomical Society, The NASA Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement, and the Richtmyer Lecture Award from the American Association of Physics Teachers and the American Physical Society.

Dr. Esposito has written his Ph.D dissertation, numerous scientific publications, scholarly reviews on the topic of planetary rings as well as the Cambridge University Press book Planetary Rings. Along with his students and colleagues he continues to actively research the nature and history of planetary rings at the University of Colorado, where he has been since 1977. He is now Professor of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences and a member of the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP).

He has been an officer of the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society and of the Committee for Space Research (COSPAR) of the International Council of Scientific Unions. He was chair of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Planetary and Lunar Exploration (COMPLEX). He is a member of American Astronomical Society, American Geophysical Union and International Astronomical Union.

Dr. Stamatios (Tom) Krimigis has been at APL since 1968, after earning his B. Physics from the University of Minnesota (1961), and his M.S. (1963) and Ph.D. (1965) in Physics from the University of Iowa and serving as Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy there. He became Supervisor of Space Physics and Instrumentation in the Space Department, Chief Scientist in 1980, Department Head in 1991, and Emeritus Head in 2004. He is Principal Investigator on several NASA spacecraft, including Voyagers 1 and 2 to the Outer Planets and the Voyager Interstellar Mission, and the Cassini mission to Saturn and Titan. He has designed and built instruments that have flown to seven of the nine planets, and hopes to complete the set with his participation in the MESSENGER mission to Mercury and New Horizons mission to Pluto. He has published more than 370 papers in journals and books on the physics of the sun, interplanetary medium, planetary magnetospheres, and the heliosphere. He is recipient of NASA's Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal twice, is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, American Geophysical Union, and American Association for the Advancement of Science, recipient of COSPAR's Space Science Award in 2002, a recipient of the Basic Sciences Award of the International Academy of Astronautics where he serves on the Board of Trustees, and was elected recently to the newly established chair of "Science of Space" of the Academy of Athens.

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