Ultraviolet Radiation in the Solar System by M. VázquezUltraviolet Radiation in the Solar System by M. Vázquez

Ultraviolet Radiation in the Solar System

byM. Vázquez, A. Hanslmeier

Hardcover | December 8, 2005

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In the history of science the opening up of a new observational or experimental window is always followed by an increase in knowledge of the subject concerned. This is also the case with the subject of this book, ultraviolet radiation (hereafter UV). In principle, the ultraviolet range might be just one more of these windows, of no particular importance. However, the energy per UV photon provides the main peculiarity, its magnitude being great enough to produce important ch- ical reactions in the atmospheres of planets and satellites, thereby a?ecting the transmission of this radiation to the ground. The Sun is the main natural source of UV radiation in the Solar System and our planet is the body where its in?uences can be best tested and the only one where its relation with life can be studied. However, the terrestrial atmosphere blocksmostofthephotonsinthiselectromagneticrangeandastronomershavehad to develop various techniques (balloons, planes and rockets) to cross this barrier and access the information. These tools have been used in parallel to investigate the physical properties of the terrestrial atmosphere and the interaction of its constituents with light. This book will addresses most of these topics.
Title:Ultraviolet Radiation in the Solar SystemFormat:HardcoverDimensions:380 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.01 inPublished:December 8, 2005Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1402037260

ISBN - 13:9781402037269

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Table of Contents

Historical Introduction.- Solar Ultraviolet Radiation and Magnetism.- The Solar UV Variability.- Atmospheric Effects of Ultraviolet Radiation.- UV Radiation, Ozone and Life.- UV Fluxes on Other Bodies of the Solar System.- Ultraviolet Transitory Events and Life.