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Kasting, James F.

Overview
Works: 26 works in 76 publications in 3 languages and 1,631 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  History 
Roles: Thesis advisor, Editor
Classifications: QB820, 576.839
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Most widely held works by James F Kasting
How to find a habitable planet by James F Kasting ( Book )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Ever since Carl Sagan first predicted that extraterrestrial civilizations must number in the millions, the search for life on other planets has gripped our imagination. Is Earth so rare that advanced life forms like us - or even the simplest biological organisms - are unique to the universe? How to Find a Habitable Planet describes how scientists are testing Sagan's prediction, and demonstrates why Earth may not be so rare after all." "James Kasting has worked closely with NASA in its mission to detect habitable worlds outside our solar system, and in this book he introduces readers to the advanced methodologies being used in this extraordinary quest. He addresses the compelling questions that planetary scientists grapple with today: What exactly makes a planet habitable? What are the signatures of life astronomers should look for when they scan the heavens for habitable worlds?" "In providing answers, Kasting explains why Earth has remained habitable despite a substantial rise in solar luminosity over time, and why our neighbors, Venus and Mars, haven't. If other Earth-sized planets endowed with enough water and carbon are out there, he argues, chances are good that some of those planets sustain life. Kasting describes the efforts under way to find them, and predicts that future discoveries will profoundly alter our view of the universe and our place in it."--Jacket
The earth system by Lee R Kump ( Book )
37 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Miracle planet ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A five-part series recounting the earth's 4 billion-year evolution and the origin and evolution of life
Workshop on Early Mars--How Warm and How Wet? held in Breckenridge, Colorado, July 26-28, 1993 by Workshop on Early Mars: How Warm and How Wet? ( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Earth's future climate ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dr. James Kasting discusses how Earth's carbon dioxide cycle may lead to a "greenhouse" effect on Earth
The earth system by Lee R Kump ( Recording )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[This book] employs a systems-based approach to examine earth science at the global level. This text explores how: earth's processes have connections to the past and to each other; seemingly small-scale changes to earth can have large-scale effects; processes that are occurring now are molding the course of the future.-Back cover
Di qiu xi tong = The earth system by Lee R Kump ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Investigation of a possible solution to the faint young Sun paradox elemental sulfur aerosols by Megan Leigh Smith ( )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
In 1972, astronomers Carl Sagan and George Mullen presented the faint young Sun paradox, a discrepancy between the predicted subfreezing global surface temperature on the early Earth and geologic evidence of a warm planet. Standard models of solar evolution calculate that the Earth's surface temperature would have been below freezing until two billion years ago. Geologic evidence indicates that surface liquid water existed long before that time, however. Past research on solutions to this problem has yielded inconclusive results. Atmospheric particles (aerosols) absorb radiation, and may therefore be a possible solution to the problem. Here, two separate investigations of the representation of particles in one-dimensional models are made. First, treatment of particles in a photochemical model is validated, using Saturn's largest moon, Titan. The results compare well with observations of Titan's albedo spectrum. Second, an attempt to solve the faint young Sun paradox with elemental sulfur particles is made. The optical properties for these particles are inserted into a one-dimensional photochemical model and a one-dimensional radiative-convective climate model, both configured for the Late Archean/Paleoproterozoic era on Earth (2.2 to 2.8 billion years ago). Inclusion of the sulfur particles lowers the surface temperature by 3 K. Despite the negative outcome, future investigation may yield more encouraging results. Other sulfur allotropes, such as S₃ and S₄, may increase surface temperatures
Greenhouse warming by nitrous oxide and methane in the proterozoic eon by April L Roberson ( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The search for life on other planets by James F Kasting ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"Lots of gas-giant planets have been found around other stars, but astronomers hope soon to find planets that are much more like Earth. Learn how NASA's proposed twin Terrestrial Planet Finder missions could search for planets directly to learn the composition of their atmospheres, provide information about their habitability, and possibly detect the presence of life."--From website
Synthetic spectra of simulated terrestrial atmospheres containing possible biomarker gases / by Trend L. Schindler by Trent L Schindler ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A dynamical hierarchy for the general circulation by Jacob Haqq-Misra ( )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
How climate evolved on the terrestrial planets by James F Kasting ( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Living with a planet : a custom version for the University of Texas at Austin ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The origin of life on Earth how did it happen and could it happen elsewhere? by James F Kasting ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Discusses whether life on Earth began at hydrothermal vents at the midocean ridges or whether it was brought here by comets and meteorites. Also explores how prevalent life could be elsewhere in the universe
Atmospheric production of glycolaldehyde under hazy prebiotic conditions by Chester E Harman ( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Early Mars : how warm and how wet? : Workshop : Papers ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Optimal reductions in CO² emissions by Peter A Schultz ( )
1 edition published in 1997 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Cuando el metano regulaba el clima by James F Kasting ( )
1 edition published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Kastin, J. F.
Kastin, J. F. (James F.)
Kasting, J.
Kasting, J. (James)
Kasting, James
Kasting, James F.
Languages
English (67)
Spanish (1)
Chinese (1)
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