Astrophysics and Space Science Library

The Science of Solar System Ices

Editors: Gudipati, Murthy S., Castillo-Rogez, Julie (Eds.)

  • First review of the properties of solar system ices published in book form since 1998
  • Covers all aspects of ice properties, and will emphasize the applications of laboratory work in supporting the interpretation of space mission observations
  • Includes articles by many renowned planetary scientists
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The role of laboratory research and simulations in advancing our understanding of solar system ices (including satellites, KBOs, comets, and giant planets) is becoming increasingly important. Understanding ice surface radiation processing, particle and radiation penetration depths, surface and subsurface chemistry, morphology, phases, density, conductivity, etc., are only a few examples of the inventory of issues that are being addressed by Earth-based laboratory research.

As a response to the growing need for cross-disciplinary dialog and communication in the Planetary Ices science community, this book aims to achieve direct dialog and foster focused collaborations among the observational, modeling, and laboratory research communities.

About the authors

Murthy Gudipati is a Principal Scientist in the Planetary Ice Group, Science Division, of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Gudipati's research interests can be broadly defined as understanding the physics and chemistry of interstellar and Solar System ices through laboratory simulations, observations, and instrumentation or simply evolution of ices in the universe. The three wings of this space endeavor are physics and chemistry of ices with applications to biology, chemistry, atmosphere, and astrophysics; space instrumentation to analyze organic matter on planets such as Mars, Europa, Titan, and Enceladus; and observations and analysis of in-situ and remote data. Gudipati's research in the recent past has focused on physics and chemistry of cryogenic ices. This research builds on the over 15 years of earlier expertise on chemical physics / physical chemistry, spectroscopy, and photochemistry of atmospheric and organic molecules in cryogenic matrices.

Julie Castillo-Rogez is a planetary scientist in the Planetary Ices Group, Science Division, of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California. Her main interest lies in material physics, applied to the modeling of icy satellite and asteroid geophysical evolution and the design and planning of future spaceborne and in situ observations of these objects. Castillo-Rogex is involved hands-on in the measurements of the mechanical properties of ice in JPL's Ice Physics Laboratory, which she co-founded. She is a consultant for the definition and design of frozen astromaterial simultants, simulation chambers, and instrument testbeds. Her technical publications for the past ten years cover a variety of topics ranging from the geophysics and dynamics of icy satellites to the astrobiology of asteroids and the development of strategies to explore these objects with small spacecrafts.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Observed Ices in the Solar System

    Clark, Roger N. (et al.)

    Pages 3-46

  • Photometric Properties of Solar System Ices

    Verbiscer, A. J. (et al.)

    Pages 47-72

  • Ultraviolet Properties of Planetary Ices

    Hendrix, A. R. (et al.)

    Pages 73-105

  • The Ices on Transneptunian Objects and Centaurs

    Bergh, C. (et al.)

    Pages 107-146

  • First-Principles Calculations of Physical Properties of Planetary Ices

    Caracas, Razvan

    Pages 149-169

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Science of Solar System Ices
Editors
  • Murthy S. Gudipati
  • Julie Castillo-Rogez
Series Title
Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Series Volume
356
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-3076-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-3076-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-3075-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-0249-1
Series ISSN
0067-0057
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 658
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