Jupiter: The Planet, Satellites and Magnetosphere

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Fran Bagenal, Timothy E. Dowling, William B. McKinnon
Cambridge University Press, 2006 - 719 pagine
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This comprehensive volume summarises current understanding of the Jovian system, in the light of recent scientific results from the Galileo spacecraft, the Galileo probe, the Cassini spacecraft, the Hubble Space Telescope, and numerous ground-based and theoretical studies. Chapters are written by leading authorities in the field and cover all aspects of Jupiter, its satellites and magnetosphere. With emphasis on scientific observations and theory, this is an invaluable book for researchers and graduate students.
 

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Indice

The Origin of Jupiter
19
The Interior of Jupiter
35
The Composition of the Atmosphere of Jupiter
59
Jovian Clouds and Haze
79
Dynamics of Jupiters Atmosphere
105
The Stratosphere of Jupiter
129
Lessons from ShoemakerLevy 9 about Jupiter and Planetary
159
Jupiters Thermosphere and Ionosphere
185
Callisto
397
the Cratering Record of the Galilean Satellites
427
Satellite Atmospheres
457
Radiation Effects on the Surfaces of the Galilean Satellites
485
Magnetospheric Interactions with Satellites
513
Plasma Interaction of Io with its Plasma Torus
537
The Io Neutral Clouds and Plasma Torus
561
The Configuration of Jupiters Magnetosphere
593

Streams Clouds and Rings
219
Jupiters RingMoon System
241
Jupiters Outer Satellites and Trojans
263
Interior Composition Structure and Dynamics of the Galilean
281
The Lithosphere and Surface of Io
307
Geology of Europa
329
Geology of Ganymede
363
Dynamics of the Jovian Magnetosphere
617
Jupiters Aurora
639
Jupiters Inner Radiation Belts
671
Maps and Spectra of Jupiter and the Galilean
689
Planetary Parameters
699
Index
707
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Informazioni sull'autore (2006)

Fran Bagenal is Professor of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Timothy Dowling is Associate Professor and Director of the Comparative Planetology Laboratory, University of Louisville.

William McKinnon is Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the McDonnel Center for the Space Sciences, Washington University.

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