Astrophysics and Space Science Library

Characterizing Stellar and Exoplanetary Environments

Editors: Lammer, Helmut, Khodachenko, Maxim (Eds.)

  • Presents studies of exoplanets under extreme stellar radiation and plasma conditions
  • Analyzes findings from Hubble Space Telescope observations of transiting exoplanets
  • Presents applications of advanced numerical models for characterizing upper atmosphere structure and stellar environments of exoplanets
  • Addresses detections of atoms and molecules in the atmosphere of "hot Jupiters" by NASA's Spitzer telescope
  • Edited and written by an international team of experts
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About this book

In this book an international group of specialists discusses studies of exoplanets subjected to extreme stellar radiation and plasma conditions. It is shown that such studies will help us to understand how terrestrial planets and their atmospheres, including the early Venus, Earth and Mars, evolved during the host star’s active early phase. The book presents an analysis of findings from Hubble Space Telescope observations of transiting exoplanets, as well as applications of advanced numerical models for characterizing the upper atmosphere structure and stellar environments of exoplanets. The authors also address detections of atoms and molecules in the atmosphere of “hot Jupiters” by NASA’s Spitzer telescope. The observational and theoretical investigations and discoveries presented are both timely and important in the context of the next generation of space telescopes.

The book is divided into four main parts, grouping chapters on exoplanet host star radiation and plasma environments, exoplanet upper atmosphere and environment observations, exoplanet and stellar magnetospheres, and exoplanet observation and characterization. The book closes with an outlook on the future of this research field.

About the authors

Helmut Lammer is an internationally recognised specialist in planetary atmosphere formation and planetary habitability.
He and Maxim Khodachenko are researchers at the Space Research Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Exoplanet Host Star Radiation and Plasma Environment

    Linsky, Jeffrey L. (et al.)

    Pages 3-18

  • Stellar Winds in Time

    Wood, Brian E. (et al.)

    Pages 19-35

  • Magnetic Fields and Winds of Planet Hosting Stars

    Lüftinger, Theresa (et al.)

    Pages 37-55

  • Observations of Exoplanet Atmospheres and Surrounding Environments

    Fossati, Luca (et al.)

    Pages 59-80

  • Types of Hot Jupiter Atmospheres

    Bisikalo, Dmitry V. (et al.)

    Pages 81-104

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-09749-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-09748-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 7, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-37936-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Characterizing Stellar and Exoplanetary Environments
Editors
  • Helmut Lammer
  • Maxim Khodachenko
Series Title
Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Series Volume
411
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-09749-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-09749-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-09748-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37936-4
Series ISSN
0067-0057
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 310
Number of Illustrations and Tables
35 b/w illustrations, 50 illustrations in colour
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