ISSI Scientific Report Series

Towards Understanding the Climate of Venus

Applications of Terrestrial Models to Our Sister Planet

Editors: Bengtsson, L., Bonnet, R.-M., Grinspoon, D., Koumoutsaris, S., Lebonnois, S., Titov, D. (Eds.)

  • Provides a historical account of the exploration of Venus by American, Russian and European space missions
  • Gives an up-to-date overview of recent observational results from the ESA Venus Express Mission
  • Presents a comprehensive summary of numerical modeling of the Venus atmosphere, including its super-rotation
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ESA’s Venus Express Mission has monitored Venus since April 2006, and scientists worldwide have used mathematical models to investigate its atmosphere and model its circulation. This book summarizes recent work to explore and understand the climate of the planet through a research program under the auspices of the International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern, Switzerland. Some of the unique elements that are discussed are the anomalies with Venus’ surface temperature (the huge greenhouse effect causes the surface to rise to 460°C, without which would plummet as low as -40°C), its unusual lack of solar radiation (despite being closer to the Sun, Venus receives less solar radiation than Earth due to its dense cloud cover reflecting 76% back) and the juxtaposition of its atmosphere and planetary rotation (wind speeds can climb up to 200 m/s, much faster than Venus’ sidereal day of 243 Earth-days).

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Prof. Bengtsson got his Fil.lic. at the Meteorology Department at the University of Stockholm, Sweden in 1964. He has been a Docent at the Stockholm University in Sweden since 1978. In 2001, he became a Professor/Senior Scientist at the Environmental Systems Science Centre at the University of Reading, UK. In 2008, Prof. Bengtsson was named Director of Earth Science at ISSI in Bern, Switzerland. He has been awarded several times, most recently in 2009 when he received the Silver Medal of the European Meteorological Society. He is also an Honorary Member of the Royal Meteorological Society in the UK, and an Alfred Wegener Medal recipient and Honorary member of the EGU.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Bengtsson, Lennart

    Pages 1-4

  • History of Venus Observations

    Bonnet, Roger-Maurice (et al.)

    Pages 7-16

  • The Surface and Atmosphere of Venus: Evolution and Present State

    Grinspoon, David

    Pages 17-22

  • Radiative Energy Balance in the Venus Atmosphere

    Titov, Dmitrij V. (et al.)

    Pages 23-53

  • Atmospheric Circulation and Dynamics

    Limaye, Sanjay S. (et al.)

    Pages 55-70

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Towards Understanding the Climate of Venus
Book Subtitle
Applications of Terrestrial Models to Our Sister Planet
Editors
  • Lennart Bengtsson
  • Roger-Maurice Bonnet
  • David Grinspoon
  • Symeon Koumoutsaris
  • Sebastien Lebonnois
  • Dmitri Titov
Series Title
ISSI Scientific Report Series
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-5064-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-5064-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-5063-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8810-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 188
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