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Giant planets of our solar system : atmospheres, composition, and structure

Author: Patrick Irwin
Publisher: Berlin ; London : Springer, ©2009.
Series: Springer-Praxis books in astronomy and planetary sciences.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Reviews the state of knowledge of the atmospheres of the giant gaseous planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. This work reviews the theories of their formation and contrasts their observed temperature, composition and cloud structures and compares with simple thermodynamic, radiative transfer and dynamical models.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Irwin, Patrick, 1966-
Giant planets of our solar system.
Berlin ; London : Springer, ©2009
(OCoLC)269435303
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Irwin
ISBN: 9783540851585 3540851585
OCLC Number: 341597778
Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 403 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction --
Formation and Evolution of Outer Planets --
Evolution Processes in Outer Planet Atmospheres, and Current State --
Vertical Structure of Temperature, Compositon and Clouds --
Dynamical Processes --
Radiative Transfer Processes in Outer Planetary Atmospheres --
Remote and in-Situ Observations of Atmospheres --
Retrieval Methods.
Series Title: Springer-Praxis books in astronomy and planetary sciences.
Responsibility: Patrick G.J. Irwin.

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