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Author Chamberlain, Joseph W.
Title Theory of Planetary Atmospheres : an Introduction to Their Physics and Chemistry.
Imprint Burlington : Elsevier Science, 1989.

Author Chamberlain, Joseph W.
Subject Planets -- Atmospheres.
Alt Name Hunten, Donald M.
Description 1 online resource (497 pages)
Contents Front Cover; Theory of Planetary Atmospheres: An Introduction to Their Physics and Chemistry; Copyright Page; CONTENTS; Preface to the Second Edition; Preface to the First Edition; Chapter 1. Vertical Structure of an Atmosphere; Chapter 2. Hydrodynamics of Atmospheres; Chapter 3. Chemistry and Dynamics of Earth's Stratosphere; Chapter 4. Planetary Astronomy; Chapter 5. Ionospheres; Chapter 6. Airglows, Auroras, and Aeronomy; Chapter 7. Stability of Planetary Atmospheres; Appendix I: A Table of Physical Constants; Appendix II: Planetary Characteristics.
Appendix III: A Model of Earth's AtmosphereAppendix IV: Planetary Spacecraft Missions; Appendix V: Supplementary Reading; Appendix VI: The Planck Function; Appendix VII: Diffusion Coefficients; Appendix VIII: Ortho and Para Hydrogen; Appendix IX: Partition Functions for a Spherical Exosphere; Index.
Summary Our subject is, of course, nothing more than applied physics and chemistry. But in addition to those basic sciences the student of planetary atmospheres needs an overview of atmospheric structure and physical processes as presently understood. This book is intended to help fill that need for both graduate students and research scientists. Although the approach is mainly theoretical, very little basic physics is developed here. Material that is standard fare in third- and fourth-year physics courses is simply absorbed where needed.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780080963136 (electronic bk.)
0080963137 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 699474103
Additional Format Print version: Chamberlain, Joseph W. Theory of Planetary Atmospheres : An Introduction to Their Physics and Chemistry. Burlington : Elsevier Science, ©1989 9780121672522

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