Comparative Planetology with an Earth Perspective: Proceedings of the First International Conference held in Pasadena, California, June 6-8, 1994 by Moustafa T. ChahineComparative Planetology with an Earth Perspective: Proceedings of the First International Conference held in Pasadena, California, June 6-8, 1994 by Moustafa T. Chahine

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This volume identifies the similarities and differences in the processes of formation and evolution of all planets in the solar system. By comparing common processes and features of the planets, including Earth, we are better able to understand Earth as a planet, and the evolutionary processes that have led to its present state. As a result of these studies, we will acquire a better understanding of other planets, such as Venus and Mars. The results can then be iterated to achieve a common consensus. The prediction of future evolution is a definite ultimate goal. Also recommended as a reference source for graduate students in the planetary sciences who are interested in comparative studies of the planets.
Title:Comparative Planetology with an Earth Perspective: Proceedings of the First International…Format:PaperbackDimensions:236 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0 inPublished:December 15, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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Foreword. Introduction. Formation of the terrestrial planets; W.M. Kaula. Geology of terrestrial planets with dynamic atmospheres; R. Greeley. CO2 cooling in terrestrial planet thermospheres; S.W. Bougher, et al. Constraints on the Martian cratering rate based on the SNC meteorites and implications for Mars climatic history; J.E. Brandenburg. Factors controlling volcanism and tectonism in solar system solid bodies; A.T. Basilevsky. Giant planet formation: a comparative view of gas-accretion; G. Wuchterl. Giant planet formation: dynamical stability of a massive envelope; N. Tajima, Y. Nakagawa. Origin of the major planet atmospheres: clues from trace species; S.K. Atreya, et al. The chemical atmospheric composition of the giant planets; T. Encrenaz. NH3, H2S, and the radio brightness temperature spectra of the giant planets; T.R. Spilker. Titan's atmosphere and surface: parallels and differences with the primitive earth; A. Coustenis. Cryovolcanism on the icy satellites; J.S. Kargel. Formation of satellite and ring systems: comparative aspects; D. Möhlmann. Frozen fields; L.L. Hood. Planetary dynamos: E.H. Levy. Planetary magnetospheres; M. Schulz. Boundary determinations from low frequency magnetic field measurements; L.J. Zanetti, et al. Evolution of planetary ringmoon systems; J.N. Cuzzi. Thermal history of planetary materials in the solar nebula; T.V. Ruzmaikina. Migration of bodies in the accumulation of planets; S.I. Ipatov. List of participants. Author index.