Astrophysics and Space Science Library

Solar System Ices

Based on Reviews Presented at the International Symposium “Solar System Ices” held in Toulouse, France, on March 27–30, 1995

Editors: Schmitt, B., de Bergh, C., Festou, M. (Eds.)

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Predicted long ago to be present on the surface of planetary bodies by theoreticians and recently shown by interplanetary spacecraft and ground- based instruments to be ubiquitous in the Solar System, ices in a broad sense have become an extremely important subject in planetary research. Ices found on objects formed in the remote parts of the Solar System contain a message about the composition and mode of formation of our planetary system. There are also objects that contain icy materials that bear signatures of past events on a geological timescale. Their study is one of the best means of inquiring about the origins, accessing the past and anticipating the future of our Solar System.
The reviews in this book collect together a series of papers covering the physics and chemistry of ices, as well as the geology of icy surfaces. They present an extensive summary of their chemical and physical properties relevant to planetary astronomy. They also provide an overview of planetary bodies that contain ices and the outstanding problems of the field.
Audience: The book is intended to become a reference for researchers and graduate students. It is accessible to senior graduate students with a background in planetary science.

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`This is a good book, which is a review of the subject, containing several very interesting and accessible papers. ... The book will satisfy and stimulate curiosity about the weird and wonderful behaviour of ice in the solar system.'
Journal of Quatenary Science, 15:6 (2000)

Table of contents (32 chapters)

Table of contents (32 chapters)
  • Physical Chemistry of Ices in the Outer Solar System

    Kargel, Jeffrey S.

    Pages 3-32

  • Thermal Conductivity of Solar System Ices, with Special Reference to Martian Polar Caps

    Ross, Russell G. (et al.)

    Pages 33-62

  • Rheology of Planetary Ices

    Durham, W. B. (et al.)

    Pages 63-78

  • Thermodynamic Properties of High Pressure Ices: Implications for the Dynamics and Internal Structure of Large Icy Satellites

    Sotin, C. (et al.)

    Pages 79-96

  • Clathrate Hydrates on Earth and in the Solar System

    Kargel, Jeffrey S. (et al.)

    Pages 97-117

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Solar System Ices
Book Subtitle
Based on Reviews Presented at the International Symposium “Solar System Ices” held in Toulouse, France, on March 27–30, 1995
Editors
  • B. Schmitt
  • C. de Bergh
  • M. Festou
Series Title
Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Series Volume
227
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-5252-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-5252-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-4902-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-6209-1
Series ISSN
0067-0057
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 826
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