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Atmospheric evolution on inhabited and lifeless worlds

Author: David Catling; James F Kasting
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An authoritative text on the formation and evolution of planetary atmospheres. It covers a comprehensive range of topics including atmospheric chemistry, thermodynamics, radiative transfer, and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Catling; James F Kasting
ISBN: 9780521844123 0521844126
OCLC Number: 956434982
Description: xiv, 579 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Part I. Principles of planetary atmospheres. The structure of planetary atmospheres --
Energy and radiation in planetary atmospheres --
Essentials of chemistry of planetary atmospheres --
Motions in planetary atmospheres --
Escape of atmospheres to space --
Part II. Evolution of the Earth's atmosphere. Formation of Earth's atmosphere and oceans --
Volcanic outgassing and mantle redox evolution --
Atmospheric and global redox balance --
The prebiotic and early postbiotic atmosphere --
The rise of oxygen and ozone in Earth's atmosphere --
Long-term climate evolution --
Part III. Atmospheres and climates on other worlds. Mars --
Evolution of Venus' atmosphere --
Giant planets and their satellites --
Exoplanets : habitability and characterization --
Appendix A : one-dimensional climate model --
Appendix B : photochemical models --
Appendix C : atomic states and term symbols.
Responsibility: David C. Catling, University of Washington, James F. Kasting, Pennsylvania State University.

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