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Planetary Atmospheres

By: FW Taylor

280 pages, 135 b/w illus

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Aug 2010 | #186729 | ISBN-13: 9780199547418
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Hardback | Aug 2010 | #186728 | ISBN-13: 9780199547425
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About this book

This book offers a comparative approach to planetary atmospheres and investigates atmospheric composition, thermal structure, cloud properties, dynamics, weather and climate, and aeronomy.


Contents

1. The Solar System, the Planets and their Atmospheres;
2. Origin and Evolution of Planetary Atmospheres;
3. Observations of Planetary Atmospheres;
4. Energy Balance and Entropy;
5. Atmospheric Temperature Structure;
6. Atmospheric Composition and Chemistry;
7. Clouds, haze, aerosols and dust;
8. Dynamics of Planetary Atmospheres;
9. Climate and Global Change;
Appendix A. Some Useful Data;
Appendix B. Reference Model Atmospheres;
Appendix C:
Glossary

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