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Io After Galileo

A New View of Jupiter's Volcanic Moon

  • Only book solely about Jupiter's moon Io, the most volcanically active body in the solar system

  • Contains very latest research data from the Galileo mission about this very active moon

  • Written by experts in the field, many of whom were members of Galileo instrument teams

  • No other missions to the Jupiter system are planned for this decade, so the book will stay current for a number of years

  • Editors are well-known in planetary and earth sciences and authors of individual chapters are leading experts in their fields

Part of the book series: Springer Praxis Books (PRAXIS)

Part of the book sub series: Geophysical Sciences (GEOPHYS)

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Introduction

    • Alfred S. McEwen
    Pages 1-3
  3. A history of the exploration of Io

    • Dale P. Cruikshank, Robert M. Nelson
    Pages 5-33
  4. A summary of the Galileo mission and its observations of Io

    • Jason Perry, Rosaly M. C. Lopes, John R. Spencer, Claudia Alexander
    Pages 35-59
  5. Formation and early evolution of Io

    • William B. McKinnon
    Pages 61-88
  6. The interior of Io

    • William B. Moore, Gerald Schubert, John D. Anderson, John R. Spencer
    Pages 89-108
  7. Ionian mountains and tectonics: Insights into what lies beneath Io’s lofty peaks

    • Elizabeth P. Turtle, Windy L. Jaeger, Paul M. Schenk
    Pages 109-131
  8. Active volcanism: Effusive eruptions

    • David A. Williams, Robert R. Howell
    Pages 133-161
  9. Plumes and their deposits

    • Paul E. Geissler, David B. Goldstein
    Pages 163-192
  10. Io’s surface composition

    • Robert W. Carlson, Jeff S. Kargel, Sylvain Douté, Laurence A. Soderblom, J. Brad Dalton
    Pages 193-229
  11. Io’s atmosphere

    • Emmanuel Lellouch, Melissa A. McGrath, Kandis Lea Jessup
    Pages 231-264
  12. Io’s neutral clouds, plasma torus, magnetospheric interaction

    • Nicholas M. Schneider, Fran Bagenal
    Pages 265-286
  13. Outstanding questions and future explorations

    • Franck Marchis, John R. Spencer, Rosaly M. C. Lopes
    Pages 287-306
  14. Back Matter

    Pages 307-375

About this book

Jupiter’s moon Io is the Solar System’s most exotic satellite. Active volcanism on Io was discovered from observations by the Voyager 1 spacecraft in 1979, confirming a possibility suggested from theoretical studies of Io’s orbit. Our knowledge of Io’s volcanism, composition, and space environment were significantly increased as a result of observations by the Galileo spacecraft from 1996 through 2001. The end of the Galileo mission in 2003 makes this an ideal time to summarize the new results in a book as no book has ever been written about Jupiter’s volcanic moon, Io.

Keywords

  • Planet
  • Plasma
  • atmosphere
  • environment
  • evolution
  • galilieo space mission
  • iron
  • solar system
  • volcanism

Reviews

From the reviews:

"Io after Galileo: A New View of Jupiter’s Volcanic Moon is the first book dedicated to this unique satellite, and it does justice to Io’s dubious charms. … a thoughtful collection of articles ranging from the history of Io exploration through the satellite’s remarkable and hostile surface geology to its interaction with the harsh Jovian environment. … The well-written chapters contain thorough references and will appeal to college-level students. … an excellent reference on Io and a worthy addition to any planetary scientist’s bookshelf." (Louise Prockter, The Journal of Geology, March, 2008)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA, Pasadena, USA

    Rosaly M. C. Lopes

  • Department of Space Studies, Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, USA

    John R. Spencer

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Io After Galileo

  • Book Subtitle: A New View of Jupiter's Volcanic Moon

  • Authors: Rosaly M. C. Lopes, John R. Spencer

  • Series Title: Springer Praxis Books

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-48841-5

  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

  • eBook Packages: Physics and Astronomy, Physics and Astronomy (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-540-34681-4

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-642-07105-8

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-540-48841-5

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXIII, 374

  • Additional Information: Jointly published with Praxis Publishing, UK

  • Topics: Astrophysics, Geophysics

Buying options

eBook USD 219.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-540-48841-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)