Photochemistry of Planetary Atmospheres

Hardcover | April 1, 1998

byYuk L. Yung, William B. DeMore

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Eleven planetary atmospheres are included for detailed study in this reference/text, four for the giant planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune), four for the small bodies (Io, Titan, Triton, and Pluto), and three for the terrestrial planets (Mars, Venus, and Earth). The authors havecarried out a comprehensive survey of the principal chemical cycles that control the present composition and past history of planetary atmospheres, using the database provided by recent spacecraft missions supplemented by Earth-based observations.

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Eleven planetary atmospheres are included for detailed study in this reference/text, four for the giant planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune), four for the small bodies (Io, Titan, Triton, and Pluto), and three for the terrestrial planets (Mars, Venus, and Earth). The authors havecarried out a comprehensive survey of the princ...

Yuk L. Yung is at California Institute of Technology. William B. DeMore is at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:480 pages, 9.29 × 6.18 × 1.1 inPublished:April 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019510501X

ISBN - 13:9780195105018

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Solar Flux and Molecular Absorption3. Chemical Kinetics4. Origins5. Jovian Planets6. Satellites and Pluto7. Mars8. Venus9. Earth: Imprint of Life10. Earth: Human Impact

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"This book is truly ambitious in scope, covering in some depth the atmospheres of the inner and outer palnets of the solar system. . .The structure of the book also works well in encouraging the reader to view the Earth's atmosphere in novel ways. . .Most importantly, a huge amount ofmaterial has been brought together in a single text and synthesized by the wide vision of the authors. Much of the material is derived from undergraduate and graduate lecture courses at Caltech. This comes across in the very readable prose style and large number of fascinating nuggets ofinformation that prevent iterest flagging. . .Hence, this book should become a standard text for graduate students and research scientists entering the field of planetary atmospheric chemistry. It should also be a very useful comparative text for the much greater number of chemists working on theEarth's atmosphere. In summary, it is highly recommended."--Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry