Springer Praxis Books / Geophysical SciencesGiant Planets of Our Solar System: An Introduction 3540313176, 9783540313175

Author : Patrick Irwin
Description:This book reviews the current state of knowledge of the atmospheres of the giant gaseous planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. The current theories of their formation are reviewed and their recently observed temperature, composition and cloud structures are contrasted and compared with simple thermodynamic, radiative transfer and dynamical models. The instruments and techniques that have been used to remotely measure their atmospheric properties are also reviewed, and the likely development of outer planet observations over the next two decades is outlined.
Categories: Physics Astronomy
Year :2006
Publisher : Springer
Language : English
N° Of Pages : 354
File Info : pdf 11 Mb