Giant Planets of Our Solar System: An Introduction

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This book reviews the current state of knowledge of the atmospheres of the giant gaseous planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. The current theories of their formation are reviewed and their recently observed temperature, composition and cloud structures are contrasted and compared with simple thermodynamic, radiative transfer and dynamical models. The instruments and techniques that have been used to remotely measure their atmospheric properties are also reviewed, and the likely development of outer planet ...

Giant Planets of Our Solar System: An Introduction 2006, Springer, Berlin, Germany

ISBN-13: 9783540313175

2003 edition

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