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Astronomy - Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences | Planetary Magnetism

Planetary Magnetism

Christensen, U.R., Balogh, A., Breuer, D., Glaßmeier, K.H. (Eds.)

Reprinted from Space Science Reviews journal, Vol. 152/1-4, 2010

2010, IV, 668 p.

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  • About this book

  • Provides a comprehensive review of planetary magnetism, planetary dynamos and the interiors of planets
  • Covers all aspects of the planets' magnetic fields and how they are generated
  • Includes contributions from those who first explored the planets and explained their magnetism

The articles in this volume cover, for the first time, all aspects of planetary magnetism, from the observations made by space missions to their interpretation in terms of the properties of all the planets in the solar system. Studies of dynamo-generated magnetic fields in Mercury, the Earth, the giant planets, as well as in Ganymede, one of Jupiter’s moons, are presented. Crustal magnetic field in Mars, the Mon and the Earth are described as well as magnetic fields induced in the solar system bodies. There are several articles dealing with dynamo theory and modelling and applications to the different planets.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Planet - Solar - Solar System - Sun - book on planetary magnetism - crustal magnetic fields - induced magnetic fields - planetary dynamo - space exploration of planetary magnetism - the sun's dynamo - the sun's magnetic field

Related subjects » Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences - Geophysics & Geodesy

Table of contents 

Planetary Magnetism—Foreword.- Space Exploration of Planetary Magnetism.- Planetary Magnetic Field Measurements: Missions and Instrumentation.- Current Systems in Planetary Magnetospheres and Ionospheres.- Separation of the Magnetic Field into External and Internal Parts.- The Magnetic Field of Planet Earth.- Crustal Magnetic Fields of Terrestrial Planets.- Magnetic Fields of the Outer Planets.- Magnetic Fields of the Satellites of Jupiter and Saturn.- The Magnetic Field of Mercury.- Paleomagnetic Records of Meteorites and Early Planetesimal Differentiation.- Induced Magnetic Fields in Solar System Bodies.- The Interior Structure, Composition, and Evolution of Giant Planets.- Thermal Evolution and Magnetic Field Generation in Terrestrial Planets and Satellites.- Theory and Modeling of Planetary Dynamos.- Laboratory Dynamo Experiments.- Dynamo Scaling Laws and Applications to the Planets.- The Solar Dynamo.- Dynamo Models for Planets Other Than Earth.- Planetary Magnetic Fields: Achievements and Prospects.

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