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Physics and Chemistry of the Solar System.

Author: John Lewis
Publisher: Burlington : Elsevier Science, 1995.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Lewis, John.
Physics and Chemistry of the Solar System.
Burlington : Elsevier Science, ©1995
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Lewis
ISBN: 9780323145848 0323145841 9781483214139 1483214133
OCLC Number: 829460430
Notes: The Intermediate-Sized Saturnian Satellites.
Description: 1 online resource (567 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Physics and Chemistryof the Solar System; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Chapter I --
Introduction; Nature and Scope of Planetary Science; Guide to the Literature; Chapter II --
Astronomical Perspective; Introduction; Distance Scales in the Universe; The Big Bang; Limitations on Big Bang Nucleosynthesis; Galaxy and Star Formation; Structure and Classification of Galaxies; Classification of Stars; Stellar Evolution; Star Clusters; Stellar Origins; Outline of Star Formation; Stellar Explosions and Nucleosynthesis; Nuclear Cosmochronology. Chapter III --
General Description of the Solar SystemIntroduction; The Sun; Orbits of the Planets; Properties of the Planets; Mass and Angular Momentum Distribution; Satellites; Asteroids; Comets; Meteors; Meteorites; Cosmic Dust; Cosmic Rays; Planetary Science in the Space Age; Summary; Chapter IV --
The Sun and the Solar Nebula; Introduction; Energy Production in the Sun; Energy Transport in the Sun; Internal Structure of the Sun; Surface of the Sun; The Chromosphere; The Corona; Discovery of the Solar Wind; Radio Wave Propagation in Space Plasmas; The Solar Wind; Chemistry of Solar Material. IonizationDissociation and Molecule Formation; Hydrogen and the Rare Gases; Oxygen, Carbon, and Nitrogen; Magnesium and Silicon; Iron; Sulfur; Aluminum and Calcium; Sodium and Potassium; Nickel and Cobalt; Phosphorus and the Halogens; Geochemical Classification of the Elements; The Chemistry of Rapid Accretion; Kinetic Inhibition; Mass and Density of the Solar Nebula; Thermal Opacity in the Solar Nebula; Dust Opacity; Thermal Structure of the Nebula; Turbulence and Dust Sedimentation; Accretion of Rocks, Planetesimals, and Planets; Gas Capture from the Solar Nebula; The T-Tauri Phase. Thermal History of the Early Solar SystemChapter V --
The Major Planets; Introduction; Interiors of Jupiter and Saturn: Data; Isothermal Interior Models of Jupiter and Saturn; Thermal Models of Jupiter and Saturn; The Atmospheres of Jupiter and Saturn:Observed Composition; Tropospheric Composition and Structure:Theory; Cloud Condensation in the NH3-H20-H2S System; Cloud Physics on the Jovian Planets; Ion Production in the Jovian Atmosphere; Visible and Infrared Radiative Transfer; Horizontal Structure and Atmospheric Circulation; Photochemistry and Aeronomy; The Jovian Thermosphere. Radiophysics and Magnetospheres of Jupiter and SaturnThe Interiors of Uranus and Neptune; Atmospheres of Uranus and Neptune; Perspectives; Chapter VI --
Pluto and the Icy Satellites of the Outer Planets; Introduction; Surfaces of Icy Satellites; Eclipse Radiometry; Surface Temperatures; Surface Morphology of the Galilean Satellites; Density and Composition of Icy Satellites; Internal Thermal Structure of Galilean Satellites; Dynamical Interactions of the Galilean Satellites; Thermal and Tectonic Evolution of Icy Satellites; Minor Satellites of Jupiter; Planetary Rings; Titan.

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