By Stephen J. Mackwell,Amy A. Simon-Miller,Jerald W. Harder,Mark A. Bullock

ISBN-10: 0816530599

ISBN-13: 9780816530595

The early improvement of lifestyles, a basic query for humankind, calls for the presence of an appropriate planetary weather. Our figuring out of ways liveable planets grow to be starts with the worlds closest to domestic. Venus, Earth, and Mars fluctuate in basic terms modestly of their mass and distance from the sunlight, but their present climates may well scarcely be extra divergent. merely Earth has ample liquid water, Venus has a runaway greenhouse, and facts for life-supporting stipulations on Mars issues to a bygone period. furthermore, an Earth-like hydrologic cycle has been printed in a shocking position: Saturn’s cloud-covered satellite tv for pc Titan has liquid hydrocarbon rain, lakes, and river networks. 

 

Deducing the preliminary stipulations for those different worlds and unraveling how and why they diverged to their present climates is a problem on the leading edge of planetary technological know-how. throughout the contributions of greater than sixty major specialists within the box, Comparative Climatology of Terrestrial Planets units forth the rules for this rising new technology and brings the reader to the vanguard of our present knowing of atmospheric formation and weather evolution. specific emphasis is given to surface-atmosphere interactions, evolving stellar flux, mantle strategies, photochemistry, and interactions with the interplanetary surroundings, all of which impact the climatology of terrestrial planets. From this cornerstone, either present pros and so much in particular new scholars are dropped at the edge, permitting the subsequent new release of recent advances in our personal sunlight approach and beyond.

Contents

Part I: Foundations

Jim Hansen

Mark Bullock

Scot Rafkin

Caitlin Griffith

Shawn Domagal-Goldman and Antigona Segura

Kevin Zahnle

Part II: The Greenhouse influence and Atmospheric Dynamics

Curt Covey

G. Schubert and J. Mitchell

Tim Dowling

Francois put out of your mind and Sebastien Lebonnois

Vladimir Krasnopolsky

Adam Showman

Part III: Clouds, Hazes, and Precipitation

Larry Esposito

A. Määttänen, ok. Pérot, F. Montmessin, and A. Hauchecorne

Nilton Renno

Zibi Turtle

Mark Marley

Part IV: Surface-Atmosphere Interactions

Colin Goldblatt

Teresa Segura et al.

John Grotzinger

Adrian Lenardic

D. A. mind, F. Leblanc, J. G. Luhmann, T. E. Moore, and F. Tian

Part V: sunlight impacts on Planetary Climate

Aaron Zent

Jerry Harder

F. Tian, E. Chassefiere, F. Leblanc, and D. Brain

David Des Marais

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