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The giant planet Jupiter

Author: John H Rogers
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Series: Practical astronomy handbook series, 6.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Digitally printed versionView all editions and formats
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This highly illustrated volume provides a comprehensive and accessible account of the extraordinarily colourful and dynamic planet Jupiter. It provides a unique synthesis of data from amateur and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John H Rogers
ISBN: 9780521115308 0521115302
OCLC Number: 317918089
Notes: Originally published: 1995.
Description: x, 418 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm.
Contents: Part I. Observing Jupiter: 1. Observations from Earth; 2. Observations from spacecraft; Part II. The Visible Structure of the Atmosphere: 3. Horizontal structure: belts, currents, spots and storms; 4. Vertical structure: colours and clouds; Part III. The Observational Record of the Atmosphere: 5. The Polar Region; 6. North North Temperate Regions (57 DegreesN to 35 DegreesN); 7. North Temperate Region (35 DegreesN to 23 DegreesN); 8. North Tropical Region (23 DegreesN to 9 DegreesN); 9. Equatorial Region (9 DegreesN to 9 DegreesS); 10. South Tropical Region (9 DegreesS to 27 DegreesS); 11. South Temperate Region (27 DegreesS to 37 DegreesS); 12. South South Temperate Region (37 DegreesS to 53 DegreesS); Part IV: The Physics and Chemistry of the Atmosphere: 13. Possible large-scale and long-term patterns; 14. The dynamics of individual spots; 15. Theoretical models of the atmosphere; 16. The composition of the planet; Part V. The Electrodynamic Environment of Jupiter: 17. Lights in the Jovian night; 18. The magnetosphere and radiation belts; Part VI. The Satellites: 19. The inner satellites and the ring; 20. The Galilean satellites; 21. Io; 22. Europa; 23. Ganymede; 24. Callisto; 25. The outer satellites; Appendices: 1. Measurement of longitude; 2. Measurement of latitude; 3. Lists of apparitions and published reports; 4. Bibliography (The planet); 5. Bibliography (The magnetosphere and satellites); Index.
Series Title: Practical astronomy handbook series, 6.
Responsibility: John H. Rogers.

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