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Planetary Aeronomy

Atmosphere Environments in Planetary Systems

  • Siegfried J. Bauer
  • Helmut Lammer

Part of the Physics of Earth and Space Environments book series (EARTH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Siegfried J. Bauer, Helmut Lammer
    Pages 1-2
  3. Siegfried J. Bauer, Helmut Lammer
    Pages 3-30
  4. Siegfried J. Bauer, Helmut Lammer
    Pages 31-78
  5. Siegfried J. Bauer, Helmut Lammer
    Pages 79-90
  6. Siegfried J. Bauer, Helmut Lammer
    Pages 91-114
  7. Siegfried J. Bauer, Helmut Lammer
    Pages 115-139
  8. Siegfried J. Bauer, Helmut Lammer
    Pages 141-168
  9. Siegfried J. Bauer, Helmut Lammer
    Pages 169-175
  10. Siegfried J. Bauer, Helmut Lammer
    Pages 177-179
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 181-207

About this book

Introduction

"Planetary Aeronomy" is a modern and concise introduction to the underlying physical and chemical processes that govern the formation and evolution of the upper atmospheres of planets. The general approach employed permits consideration of the growing number of extrasolar planets, the detailed observation of which will become possible over the next decades. The book explains the physics behind many atmospheric processes, which are relevant for the evolution of planetary atmospheres and their water inventories, and also contains useful scaling laws and analytical expressions that can be applied to any planet. Readers thus gain insight into the evolution of terrestrial planets and their long-time habitability, atmospheric stability, etc. This volume can be used both as graduate textbook for students wishing to specialize in the field as well as succinct compendium for researchers in the field.

Keywords

Planet Planetary system Solar exospheres extrasolar planets planetary aeronomy planetary atmospheres planetary ionospheres

Authors and affiliations

  • Siegfried J. Bauer
    • 1
  • Helmut Lammer
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Geophysik, Astrophysik und MeteorologieKarl-Franzens-Universität GrazGrazAustria
  2. 2.Institut für WeltraumforschungÖsterreichische Akademie der WissenschaftenGrazAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-09362-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-05990-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-09362-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1610-1677
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-0678
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