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Titan from Cassini-Huygens

Author: R Hanbury Brown; Jean-Pierre Lebreton; J H Waite
Publisher: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2009.
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This book comprehensively reviews our current knowledge of Saturn's largest moon Titan featuring the latest results obtained by the Cassini-Huygens mission. A global author team addresses Titan's origin and evolution, internal structure, surface geology, the atmosphere and ionosphere as well as magnetospheric interactions. The book closes with an outlook beyond the Cassini-Huygens mission. Colorfully illustrated,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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New York : Springer, ©2009
Titan from Cassini-Huygens.
Dordrecht ;
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R Hanbury Brown; Jean-Pierre Lebreton; J H Waite
ISBN: 9781402092152 1402092156 1402092148 9781402092145
OCLC Number: 495479087
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 535 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Overview / Robert H. Brown, Jean-Pierre Lebreton, and J. Hunter Waite --
Earth-based perspective and pre-Cassini-Huygens knowledge of Titan / Athena Coustenis [and others] --
The origin and evolution of Titan / Jonathan Lunine [and others] --
Titan's interior structure / Christophe Sotin [and others] --
Geology and surface processes on Titan / Ralf Jaumann [and others] --
Composition of Titan's surface / L.A. Soderblom [and others] --
Volatile origin and cycles : nitrogen and methane / Sushil K. Atreya, Ralph D. Lorenz, and J. Hunter Waite --
High-altitude production of Titan's aerosols / J.H. Waite Jr. [and others] --
Titan's astrobiology / F. Raulin [and others] --
Atmospheric structure and composition / Darrell F. Strobel [and others] --
Composition and structure of the ionosphere and thermosphere / T.E. Cravens [and others] --
Aerosols in Titan's atmosphere / Martin G. Tomasko and Robert A. West --
Atmospheric dynamics and meteorology / F.M. Flasar [and others] --
Seasonal change on Titan / Ralph D. Lorenz, Michael E. Brown, and F. Michael Flasar --
Mass loss processes in Titan's upper atmosphere / R.E. Johnson ... [et al.} --
Energy deposition processes in Titan's upper atmosphere and its induced magnetosphere / Edward C. Sittler [and others] --
Titan in the Cassini-Huygens extended mission / C.J. Hansen, J.H. Waite, and S.J. Bolton --
Titan beyond Cassini-Huygens / Michele K. Dougherty, Athena Coustenis, and Ralph D. Lorenz --
Mapping products of Titan's surface / Katrin Stephan [and others].
Responsibility: Robert H. Brown, Jean-Pierre Lebreton, J. Hunter Waite, editors.

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Updating our knowledge of Saturn's largest moon with observations from the Cassini-Huygens mission, and including full color illustrations, researchers from around the world cover every aspect of  Read more...

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