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By Stephen J. Mackwell, Amy A. Simon-Miller, Jerald W. Harder, Mark A. Bullock

ISBN-10: 0816530599

ISBN-13: 9780816530595

The early improvement of existence, a primary query for humankind, calls for the presence of an acceptable planetary weather. Our figuring out of ways liveable planets grow to be starts off with the worlds closest to domestic. Venus, Earth, and Mars fluctuate in simple terms modestly of their mass and distance from the sunlight, but their present climates may well scarcely be extra divergent. basically Earth has ample liquid water, Venus has a runaway greenhouse, and facts for life-supporting stipulations on Mars issues to a bygone period. additionally, an Earth-like hydrologic cycle has been published in a stunning position: Saturn’s cloud-covered satellite tv for pc Titan has liquid hydrocarbon rain, lakes, and river networks. 
 
Deducing the preliminary stipulations for those assorted worlds and unraveling how and why they diverged to their present climates is a problem on the leading edge of planetary technology. during the contributions of greater than sixty top specialists within the box, Comparative Climatology of Terrestrial Planets units forth the principles for this rising new technology and brings the reader to the vanguard of our present realizing of atmospheric formation and weather evolution. specific emphasis is given to surface-atmosphere interactions, evolving stellar flux, mantle techniques, photochemistry, and interactions with the interplanetary setting, all of which impression the climatology of terrestrial planets. From this cornerstone, either present pros and so much specifically new scholars are delivered to the edge, permitting the following iteration of latest advances in our personal sunlight approach and beyond.

Contents

Part I: Foundations
Jim Hansen
Mark Bullock
Scot Rafkin
Caitlin Griffith
Shawn Domagal-Goldman and Antigona Segura
Kevin Zahnle

Part II: The Greenhouse influence and Atmospheric Dynamics
Curt Covey
G. Schubert and J. Mitchell
Tim Dowling
Francois overlook and Sebastien Lebonnois
Vladimir Krasnopolsky
Adam Showman

Part III: Clouds, Hazes, and Precipitation
Larry Esposito
A. Määttänen, ok. Pérot, F. Montmessin, and A. Hauchecorne
Nilton Renno
Zibi Turtle
Mark Marley

Part IV: Surface-Atmosphere Interactions
Colin Goldblatt
Teresa Segura et al.
John Grotzinger
Adrian Lenardic
D. A. mind, F. Leblanc, J. G. Luhmann, T. E. Moore, and F. Tian

Part V: sunlight impacts on Planetary Climate
Aaron Zent
Jerry Harder
F. Tian, E. Chassefiere, F. Leblanc, and D. Brain
David Des Marais

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