Space Sciences Series of ISSI

Mercury

Editors: Balogh, Andre, Ksanfomality, Leonid, von Steiger, Rudolf (Eds.)

  • Only book on Mercury to balance Earth-based observations, with the only available space-based data
  • Contains an in-depth review of the most up-to-date research concerning Mercury’s interior, its evolution and the origin of its unexpected magnetic field
  • Mercury’s environment, from its surface to its magnetosphere, is reviewed in detail, based on a comparative reinterpretation of phenomena and processes in the Earth’s magnetosphere
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Mercury, the planet closest to the Sun, is different in several respects from the other three terrestrial planets. In appearance, it resembles the heavily cratered surface of the Moon, but its density is high, it has a magnetic field and magnetosphere, but no atmosphere or ionosphere. This book reviews the progress made in Mercury studies since the flybys by Mariner 10 in 1974-75, based on the continued research using the Mariner 10 archive, on observations from Earth, and on increasingly realistic models of its interior evolution.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Balogh, André (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • The Origin of Mercury

    Benz, W. (et al.)

    Pages 7-20

  • Mercury’s Interior Structure, Rotation, and Tides

    Hoolst, Tim (et al.)

    Pages 21-45

  • Interior Evolution of Mercury

    Breuer, Doris (et al.)

    Pages 47-78

  • The Origin of Mercury’s Internal Magnetic Field

    Wicht, J. (et al.)

    Pages 79-108

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eBook $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-2655-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mercury
Editors
  • Andre Balogh
  • Leonid Ksanfomality
  • Rudolf von Steiger
Series Title
Space Sciences Series of ISSI
Series Volume
26
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-77539-5
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-77539-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-77538-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2655-5
Series ISSN
1385-7525
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IV, 468
Number of Illustrations and Tables
96 b/w illustrations, 72 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Reprinted from Space Science Reviews journal, Vol. 132/2-4, 2007
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