Atmospheres and Ionospheres of the Outer Planets and Their Satellites [E-Book] / by Sushil K. Atreya.
Atreya, Sushil K., (author)
Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer, 1986
XIII, 224 p. online resource.
englisch
9783642713941
10.1007/978-3-642-71394-1
Physics and Chemistry in Space ; 15
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Table of Contents:
  • 1 Composition
  • 1.1 Bulk Atmospheric Composition
  • 1.2 Outstanding Issues
  • A.1 Appendix
  • 2 Thermal Structure
  • 2.1 Equilibrium and Effective Temperatures, Internal Heat
  • 2.2 Radiative Transfer
  • 2.3 Principle of Solar, Stellar, and Radio Occultations
  • 2.4 Temperature Measurements — Jupiter and Saturn
  • 2.5 Temperature Measurements — Uranus and Neptune
  • 2.6 Outstanding Issues
  • A.2 Appendix
  • 3 Cloud Structure
  • 3.1 Lapse Rates, Cloud Densities
  • 3.2 Thermodynamic Data
  • 3.3 Cloud Models
  • 3.4 Outstanding Issues
  • 4 Vertical Mixing
  • 4.1 Diffusion Equation
  • 4.2 Limiting Flux
  • 4.3 Methods for Determining Eddy Diffusion Coefficient
  • 4.4 Eddy Diffusion in the Homosphere
  • 4.5 Molecular Diffusion Coefficient
  • 4.6 Outstanding Issues
  • 5 Photochemistry
  • 5.1 Hydrogen
  • 5.2 Ammonia (NH3)
  • 5.3 Phosphine (PH3)
  • 5.4 NH3 — PH3 Coupling and NH3 Recycling
  • 5.5 Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S)
  • 5.6 C — N Coupling: Methylamine (CH3NH2)
  • 5.7 C — N Coupling: Hydrogen Cyanide (HCN)
  • 5.8 Carbon Monoxide (CO)
  • 5.9 Methane (CH4)
  • 5.10 Outstanding Issues
  • 6 Ionosphere
  • 6.1 Measurements
  • 6.2 Theoretical Considerations
  • 6.3 Upper Atmospheric Heating
  • 6.4 Outstanding Issues
  • 7 Satellites
  • 7.1 Atmospheres on Satellites
  • 7.2 Io
  • 7.3 Europa, Ganymede, Callisto, and Saturn’s Rings
  • 7.4 Titan
  • 7.5 Triton
  • 7.6 Outstanding Issues
  • General Appendix
  • A.1 Characteristics of the Outer Planets and Comparison with the Earth
  • A.2 Characteristics of the Large Satellites of the Outer Planets and Comparison with Earth’s moon
  • A.3 Useful Numerical Constants
  • References.