Astronomy and Astrophysics Library

Solar System Astrophysics

Planetary Atmospheres and the Outer Solar System

Authors: Milone, Eugene F., Wilson, William J.F.

  • This second edition includes many new results on Extrasolar Planet detections from the Kepler Mission and other surveys
  • The new edition further provides many updates on recent solar system objects such Pluto, Saturn and its moon Enceladus, and the asteroids and comets
  • Presents updates on giant planet migration theory
  • One of the few texts that correctly discusses the "Habitable Zone"
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About this book

The second edition of Solar System Astrophysics: Planetary Atmospheres and the Outer Solar System provides a timely update of our knowledge of planetary atmospheres and of the bodies of the outer solar system and their analogs in other planetary systems. This volume begins with an expanded treatment of the physics, chemistry, and meteorology of the atmospheres of the Earth, Venus, and Mars, moving on to their magnetospheres and then to a full discussion of the gas and ice giants and their properties. From here, attention switches to the small bodies of the solar system, beginning with the natural satellites. The comets, meteors, meteorites, and asteroids are discussed in order, and the volume concludes with the origin and evolution of our solar system. Finally, a fully revised section on extrasolar planetary systems puts the development of our system in a wider and increasingly well understood galactic context.

All of the material is presented within a framework of historical importance. This book and its sister volume, Solar System Astrophysics: Background Science and the Inner Solar system, are pedagogically well written, providing clearly illustrated explanations, for example, of such topics as the numerical integration of the Adams-Williamson equation, the equations of state in planetary interiors and atmospheres, Maxwell’s equations as applied to planetary ionospheres and magnetospheres, and the physics and chemistry of the Habitable Zone in planetary systems.

Together, the volumes form a comprehensive text for any university course that aims to deal with all aspects of solar and extra-solar planetary systems. They will appeal separately to the intellectually curious who would like to know how just how far our knowledge of the solar system has progressed in recent years.

About the authors

Eugene Milone has been Professor of Physics, Astronomy, and Astrophysics for 35 years, and has taught at the University of Calgary, San Diego State University, and Ruhr-Universität Bochum. He is a member of the International Astronomical Union, American Astronomical Society, Canadian Astronomical Society, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, New York Academy of Science, Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, International Dark Sky Society, and the International Symposia.

William Wilson has been Professor of Physics, Astronomy, and Astrophysics at the University of Calgary for 30 years. He has spent 15 years teaching courses in Solar System Astrophysics and Stellar Structure and Evolution. His research areas are stellar evolution and stellar properties.

Reviews

From the book reviews:

“This second edition … provides ‘new insights’ on the topic and contains additional material on the sun, moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, and other areas. … The writing is lucid and the discussions are easy to follow. This valuable addition to college libraries will also be welcome on the bookshelf of anyone with an interest in the solar system. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.” (A. Spero, Choice, Vol. 52 (1), September, 2014)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Planetary Atmospheres

    Milone, Eugene F. (et al.)

    Pages 337-397

  • Planetary Ionospheres and Magnetospheres

    Milone, Eugene F. (et al.)

    Pages 399-474

  • The Giant Planets

    Milone, Eugene F. (et al.)

    Pages 475-519

  • Satellite and Ring Systems

    Milone, Eugene F. (et al.)

    Pages 521-595

  • Comets and Meteors

    Milone, Eugene F. (et al.)

    Pages 597-646

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Solar System Astrophysics
Book Subtitle
Planetary Atmospheres and the Outer Solar System
Authors
Series Title
Astronomy and Astrophysics Library
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-9090-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-9090-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-9089-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-3906-0
Series ISSN
0941-7834
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVIII, 480
Number of Illustrations and Tables
161 b/w illustrations, 27 illustrations in colour
Topics