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Interplanetary Dust

  • This book will be regarded as the standard reference on interplanetary dust for many years to come

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: Astronomy and Astrophysics Library (AAL)

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxx
  2. Historical Perspectives

    • Hugo Fechtig, Christoph Leinert, Otto E. Berg
    Pages 1-55
  3. Optical and Thermal Properties of Interplanetary Dust

    • A. Chantal Levasseur-Regourd, Ingrid Mann, René Dumont, Martha S. Hanner
    Pages 57-94
  4. Cometary Dust

    • Zdenek Sekanina, Martha S. Hanner, Elmar K. Jessberger, Marina N. Fomenkova
    Pages 95-161
  5. Near Earth Environment

    • Tony McDonnell, Neil McBride, Simon F. Green, Paul R. Ratcliff, David J. Gardner, Andrew D. Griffiths
    Pages 163-231
  6. Properties of Interplanetary Dust: Information from Collected Samples

    • Elmar K. Jessberger, Thomas Stephan, Detlef Rost, Peter Arndt, Mischa Maetz, Frank J. Stadermann et al.
    Pages 253-294
  7. In Situ Measurements of Cosmic Dust

    • Eberhard Grün, Michael Baguhl, Håkan Svedhem, Herbert A. Zook
    Pages 295-346
  8. Synthesis of Observations

    • Peter Staubach, Eberhard Grün, Mark J. Matney
    Pages 347-384
  9. Instrumentation

    • Siegfried Auer
    Pages 385-444
  10. Physical Processes on Interplanetary Dust

    • Tadashi Mukai, Akiko M. Nakamura, Jürgen Blum, Robert E. Johnson, Ove Havnes
    Pages 445-507
  11. Interactions with Electromagnetic Radiation: Theory and Laboratory Simulations

    • Bo Å. S. Gustafson, Ludmilla Kolokolova, Yu-lin Xu, J. Mayo Greenberg, Ralf Stognienko
    Pages 509-567
  12. Orbital Evolution of Interplanetary Dust

    • Stanley F. Dermott, Thomas J. J. Kehoe, Keith Grogan, Daniel D. Durda, Sumita Jayaraman, Stephen J. Kortenkamp et al.
    Pages 569-639
  13. Dusty Rings and Circumplanetary Dust: Observations and Simple Physics

    • Joseph A. Burns, Douglas P. Hamilton, Mark R. Showalter
    Pages 641-725
  14. Interstellar Dust and Circumstellar Dust Disks

    • Johann Dorschner
    Pages 727-786
  15. Back Matter

    Pages 787-804

About this book

Dust in interplanetary space has many faces: dust originating from comets and asteroids, and interstellar dust sweeping through our solar system. These three components have a genetic relationship: interstellar dust is the solid phase of interstellar matter from which stars and planets form. Cometary dust is the most pristine material from the early solar nebula, and dust from asteroids is material modified during the formation of the solar system. Dusty planetary rings are analogues of the interplanetary dust cloud in their own right. This handbook on the physics of interplanetary dust will be of interest to a broad readership, including astronomers, space scientists and engineers. The following topics are covered in the book: - historical perspectives - optical and thermal properties of interplanetary dust - cometary dust - near-Earth dust environment - meteors - laboratory analysis of collected dust grains - in situ measurements of cosmic dust - impirical modelling of the zodiacal dust cloud - instrumentation for detection and analysis of dust - physical processes affecting dust in space - light scattering by dust grains - orbital evolution of interplanetary dust - dusty planetary rings - interstellar and circumstellar dust

Keywords

  • Accretion
  • Celestial mechanics
  • Corona
  • Cosmic Dust
  • Experiment
  • Interplanetary Dust
  • Meteors
  • Planet
  • Planetary system
  • Solar System
  • solar
  • stellar

Reviews

"More than twenty years ago, Tony McDonnel reviewed the subject of cosmic dust very comprehensively. After that beautiful work, no good review book on dusts has been published. Not until the recently published book Interplanetary Dust came out. This volume [...] is entirely devoted to discuss this topic and does so very comprehensively. The editors [...] made a tremendous effort to cover every aspect of the interplanetary dusts [...] What is positive about this book is that even a beginner can enjoy reading and can learn a great deal from it. [...] This is clearly ‘a must have’ book for all the astronomy libraries." (Indian Journal of Physics, 77B/5, 2003)

"Interplanetary Dust is an extremely useful addition to the research library bookshelf. It is well referenced, narrowly focussed, and earnestly written." (The Observatory, 2002)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Saupfercheckweg 1, Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, Germany

    Eberhard Grün, Hugo Fechtig

  • University of Florida, Department of Astronomy, Gainesville, USA

    Bo Å. S. Gustafson, Stan Dermott

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-642-56428-4
  • 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 149.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 249.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)