Astronomy and Astrophysics Library

Interplanetary Dust

Editors: Grün, E., Gustafson, B.A.S., Dermott, S., Fechtig, H. (Eds.)

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Dust in interplanetary space has many faces: dust originating from comets and asteroids, and interstellar dust sweeping through our solar system. These three components have a genetic relationship: interstellar dust is the solid phase of interstellar matter from which stars and planets form. Cometary dust is the most pristine material from the early solar nebula, and dust from asteroids is material modified during the formation of the solar system. Dusty planetary rings are analogues of the interplanetary dust cloud in their own right. This handbook on the physics of interplanetary dust will be of interest to a broad readership, including astronomers, space scientists and engineers. The following topics are covered in the book: - historical perspectives - optical and thermal properties of interplanetary dust - cometary dust - near-Earth dust environment - meteors - laboratory analysis of collected dust grains - in situ measurements of cosmic dust - impirical modelling of the zodiacal dust cloud - instrumentation for detection and analysis of dust - physical processes affecting dust in space - light scattering by dust grains - orbital evolution of interplanetary dust - dusty planetary rings - interstellar and circumstellar dust

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"More than twenty years ago, Tony McDonnel reviewed the subject of cosmic dust very comprehensively. After that beautiful work, no good review book on dusts has been published. Not until the recently published book Interplanetary Dust came out. This volume [...] is entirely devoted to discuss this topic and does so very comprehensively. The editors [...] made a tremendous effort to cover every aspect of the interplanetary dusts [...] What is positive about this book is that even a beginner can enjoy reading and can learn a great deal from it. [...] This is clearly ‘a must have’ book for all the astronomy libraries." (Indian Journal of Physics, 77B/5, 2003)

"Interplanetary Dust is an extremely useful addition to the research library bookshelf. It is well referenced, narrowly focussed, and earnestly written." (The Observatory, 2002)


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Table of contents (14 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Interplanetary Dust
Editors
  • Eberhard Grün
  • Bo A.S. Gustafson
  • Stan. Dermott
  • Hugo Fechtig
Series Title
Astronomy and Astrophysics Library
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-56428-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-56428-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-42067-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-62647-0
Series ISSN
0941-7834
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXX, 804
Number of Illustrations
243 b/w illustrations
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