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Irwin, Patrick Author
Giant Planets of Our Solar System [electronic resource]: Atmospheres, Composition, and Structure
2nd ed
New York : Springer Jan. 2009
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SUBJECT Jupiter (Planet)
Neptune (Planet)
Planets -- Atmospheres
Saturn (Planet)
Uranus (Planet)
Physical Description xxviii, 436 p. ill 24.200 x 017.000 cm
Restrictions on Access Available for distribution in: UNITED KINGDOM, USA, AUSTRALIA
Note Annotation <p>This book reviews the current state of knowledge of the atmospheres of the giant gaseous planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. The current theories of their formation are reviewed and their recently observed temperature, composition and cloud structures are contrasted and compared with simple thermodynamic, radiative transfer and dynamical models. The instruments and techniques that have been used to remotely measure their atmospheric properties are also reviewed, and the likely development of outer planet observations over the next two decades is outlined.<br />This second edition has been extensively updated following the Cassini mission results for Jupiter/Saturn and the newest ground-based measurements for Uranus/Neptune as well as on the latest development in the theories on planet formation.</p>
Audience Scholarly & Professional Springer
Series Springer Praxis Books / Astronomy and Planetary Sciences Ser

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