SpringerBriefs in Astronomy

Origin and Evolution of Planetary Atmospheres

Implications for Habitability

Authors: Lammer, Helmut

  • Offers a concise discussion of origin and early evolution of terrestrial planet atmospheres during the active phase of their host stars
  • Provides insights in the conditions under which Earth-like planets could be habitable
  • Compares thermal and nonthermal atmospheric escape processes in solar system planets and exoplanets
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Based on the author’s own work and results obtained by international teams he coordinated, this SpringerBrief offers a concise discussion of the origin and early evolution of atmospheres of terrestrial planets during the active phase of their host stars, as well as of the environmental conditions which are necessary in order for planets like the Earth to obtain N_2-rich atmospheres. Possible thermal and non-thermal atmospheric escape processes are discussed in a comparative way between the planets in the Solar System and exoplanets. Lastly, a hypothesis for how to test and study the discussed atmosphere evolution theories using future UV transit observations of terrestrial exoplanets within the orbits of dwarf stars is presented.

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Helmut Lammer is an internationally recognised specialist in planetary atmosphere formation and planetary habitability.

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eBook $34.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Origin and Evolution of Planetary Atmospheres
Book Subtitle
Implications for Habitability
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Astronomy
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-32087-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-32087-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-32086-6
Series ISSN
2191-9100
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 98
Number of Illustrations and Tables
14 b/w illustrations, 23 illustrations in colour
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