Titan from Cassini-Huygens

Editors: Brown, Robert, Lebreton, Jean Pierre, Waite, Jack (Eds.)

  • First book to review results of the Cassini-Huygens mission on Titan on scientific level
  • Written by scientists involved in the mission
  • Includes numerous color figures
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About this book

This book reviews our current knowledge of Saturn's largest moon Titan featuring the latest results obtained by the Cassini-Huygens mission. A global author team addresses Titan’s origin and evolution, internal structure, surface geology, the atmosphere and ionosphere as well as magnetospheric interactions. The book closes with an outlook beyond the Cassini-Huygens mission. Colorfully illustrated, this book will serve as a reference to researchers as well as an introduction for students.

About the authors

Robert Brown, of the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory of the University of Arizona, Tucson, USA, is the Team Leader for Cassini's Visible and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (VIMS). Dr. Brown is  Professor of Planetary Sciences. His research interests center on observational, theoretical, and laboratory studies of planetary surfaces and surface processes. Of particular interest in his research are Titan and the rest of Saturn's icy moons.

Jean-Pierre Lebreton is the ESA Project Scientist and Mission Manager for the Huygens mission. His particular speciality is planetary science, studying plasma physics.
Dr. Lebreton is also in the ESA team working on the Rosetta mission and, in particular, he is involved with the Plasma Consortium Experiment. He led the divisional activities on the Tethered Satellite System.

Jack Hunter Waite is a planetary scientist specializing in the application of mass spectrometry to the study of solar system biogeochemistry and aeronomy. He is involved in research projects in ion/neutral mass spectrometry, gas chromatography, biogeochemistry, thermospheric modeling, and planetary astronomy. Dr. Waite is the Team Leader for the Cassini Ion and Neutral Mass Spectrometer investigation, co-investigator and lead SwRI hardware manager for the Rosetta/Rosina Reflectron Time-of-Flight, principal investigator for the development of a Jupiter Thermosphere-Ionosphere General Circulation Model, a co-investigator in planetary observing programs with Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Chandra, and the Canada France Hawaii Telescope and leads a major effort for the development of analytical techniques for use in the study of planetary biogeochemistry funded by NASA JPL and the NASA ASTID programs.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“The chapters, written by experts in the field, progress from an overview of what was known about Titan prior to this space mission to an in-depth look at Titan’s formation … . Each chapter is well illustrated, and the use of color photos is a significant asset. … the overall book is compelling and comprehensive. This very detailed compendium will likely become a primary source for Titan and a must have for any planetary scientist professional. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.” (R. A. Kolvoord, Choice, Vol. 47 (10), June, 2010)

“This book could be used in a variety of ways as the overview at the beginning of the book describes the main results for Titan … . has an excellent flow and is written in ‘plain’ English with many colour illustrations … . should be on the shelf of any Titan enthusiast who is looking for a book that brings together the majority of knowledge about Titan to date.” (Lucy Norman, Astrobiology Society of Britain, February, 2010)


Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Overview

    Brown, Robert H. (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Earth-Based Perspective and Pre-Cassini–Huygens Knowledge of Titan

    Coustenis, Athena (et al.)

    Pages 9-34

  • The Origin and Evolution of Titan

    Lunine, Jonathan (et al.)

    Pages 35-59

  • Titan's Interior Structure

    Sotin, Christophe (et al.)

    Pages 61-73

  • Geology and Surface Processes on Titan

    Jaumann, Ralf (et al.)

    Pages 75-140

Buy this book

eBook $219.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-9215-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $279.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-4452-3
  • with online files
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $279.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8107-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Titan from Cassini-Huygens
Editors
  • Robert Brown
  • Jean Pierre Lebreton
  • Jack Waite
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-9215-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-9215-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4452-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8107-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 535
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