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The giant planet Jupiter

Author: John H Rogers
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Series: Practical astronomy handbook series, 6.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jupiter is an extraordinary colourful and dynamic world. Over minutes one can watch tiny shadows cast by the moons - from the volcanic world of Io through to the puckered, beaten Callisto - sliding over its surface. Over days and weeks a parade of diverse, giant, swirling storms can be seen to move and evolve. It is because of this richness of visual and physical properties that Jupiter has intrigued amateur and
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John H Rogers
ISBN: 0521410088 9780521410083
OCLC Number: 30357355
Description: x, 418 pages, 24 pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 30 cm.
Contents: 1. Observations from Earth --
2. Observations from spacecraft --
3. Horizontal structure: belts, currents, spots and storms --
4. Vertical structure: colours and clouds --
5. The Polar Regions --
6. North North Temperate Regions (57[degree]N to 35[degree]N) --
7. North Temperate Region (35[degree]N to 23[degree]N) --
8. North Tropical Region (23[degree]N to 9[degree]N) --
9. Equatorial Region (9[degree]N to 9[degree]S) --
10. South Tropical Region (9[degree]S to 27[degree]S) --
11. South Temperate Region (27[degree]S to 37[degree]S) --
12. South South Temperate Regions (37[degree]S to 53[degree]S) --
13. Possible large-scale and long-term patterns --
14. The dynamics of individual spots --
15. Theoretical models of the atmospheric dynamics --
16. The composition of the planet --
17. Lights in the jovian night --
18. The magnetosphere and radiation belts --
19. The inner satellites and the ring --
20. The galilean satellites --
21. Io --
22. Europa --
23. Ganymede --
24. Callisto --
25. The outer satellites --
App. A1 Measurements of longitude --
App. A2 Measurements of latitude --
App. A3 Lists of apparitions and published reports --
App. A4 Bibliography (The planet) --
App. A5 Bibliography (Magnetosphere and satellites).
Series Title: Practical astronomy handbook series, 6.
Responsibility: John H. Rogers.
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