Cambridge Planetary Science

Cambridge Planetary Science

Flasar, F. Michael (NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center); Krupp, Norbert; Baines, Kevin H. (University of Wisconsin, Madison); Stallard, Tom (University of Leicester)

Cambridge University Press






15 a 20 dias

A detailed overview of Saturn's formation, evolution and structure, including the latest insights from the Cassini Orbiter mission. Specialised chapters discuss the planet's seasonal variability, polar aurorae, and the Great Storm of 2010-2011. Written by eminent planetary scientists, this is an essential reference for students and researchers.
Preface; List of contributors; List of reviewers; 1. Introduction to Saturn in the 21st century Kevin H. Baines, F. Michael Flasar, Norbert Krupp and Tom Stallard; 2. The origin and evolution of Saturn, with exoplanet perspective Sushil K. Atreya, Aurelien Crida, Tristan Guillot, Jonathan I. Lunine, Nikku Madhusudhan and Olivier Mousis; 3. The interior of Saturn Jonathan J. Fortney, Ravit Helled, Nadine Nettelmann, David J. Stevenson, Mark S. Marley, William B. Hubbard and Luciano Iess; 4. Saturn's magnetic field and dynamo Ulrich R. Christensen, Hao Cao, Michele Dougherty and Krishan Khurana; 5. The mysterious periodicities of Saturn: clues to the rotation rate of the planet James F. Carbary, Matthew M. Hedman, Thomas W. Hill, Xianzhe Jia, William Kurth, Laurent Lamy and Gabby Provan; 6. Global configuration and seasonal variations of Saturn's magnetosphere Norbert Krupp, Peter Kollmann, Donald G. Mitchell, Michelle Thomsen, Xianzhe Jia, Adam Masters and Philippe Zarka; 7. Saturn's aurora Tom Stallard, Sarah Badman, Ulyana A. Dyudina, Denis Grodent and Laurent Lamy; 8. Saturn's ionosphere Luke Moore, Marina Galand, Arvydas J. Kliore, Andrew F. Nagy and James O'Donoghue; 9. Saturn's variable thermosphere Darrell F. Strobel, Tommi Koskinen and Ingo Muller-Wodarg; 10. Saturn's seasonally changing atmosphere: thermal structure, composition and aerosols Leigh N. Fletcher, Thomas K. Greathouse, Sandrine Guerlet, Julianne I. Moses and Robert A. West; 11. The global atmospheric circulation of Saturn Adam P. Showman, Andrew P. Ingersoll, Richard Achterberg and Yohai Kaspi; 12. Saturn's polar atmosphere Kunio M. Sayanagi, Kevin H. Baines, Ulyana A. Dyudina, Leigh N. Fletcher, Agustin Sanchez-Lavega and Robert A. West; 13. The great Saturn storm of 2010-2011 Agustin Sanchez-Lavega, Georg Fischer, Leigh N. Fletcher, Enrique Garcia-Melendo, Brigette Hesman, Santiago Perez-Hoyos, Kunio M. Sayanagi and Lawrence A. Sromovsky; 14. The future exploration of Saturn Kevin H. Baines, Sushil K. Atreya, Frank Crary, Scott G. Edgington, Thomas K. Greathouse, Henrik Melin, Olivier Mousis, Glenn S. Orton, Thomas R. Spilker and Anthony Wesley; Index.
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