Photochemistry of Planetary Atmospheres

Photochemistry of Planetary Atmospheres

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Eleven planetary atmospheres are included for detailed study in this reference/text, four for the giant planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune), four for the small bodies (Io, Titan, Triton, and Pluto), and three for the terrestrial planets (Mars, Venus, and Earth). The authors have carried out a comprehensive survey of the principal chemical cycles that control the present composition and past history of planetary atmospheres, using the database provided by recent spacecraft missions supplemented by Earth-based observations.... of our solar system and the cosmos. It would be unrealistic to expect complete answers to these questions in the scope of this book, but we state these questions as our motivating forces. ... Chapter 2 discusses the primary driving force foranbsp;...

Title:Photochemistry of Planetary Atmospheres
Author:Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences California Institute of Technology Yuk L. Yung Professor, California Institute of Technology William B. DeMore Senior Research Scientist Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 1998-11-28


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