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Planetary Climates (Princeton Primers in Climate)

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Publisher Comments:

"In forty years of teaching similar material to undergraduates, I have not seen a better book. The subject is the science that underlies climate. Each chapter focuses in depth on one or two important concepts. Mathematics is avoided when not needed. But Ingersoll is not compromising. He gives full explanations of even difficult concepts, such as vorticity. There is no political material here, just carefully presented science. This is the book to assign prior to entering policy debates in an undergraduate course."--Peter J. Gierasch, Cornell University

"This clear and engaging book presents a sweeping tour of our solar system's diverse planetary atmospheres, providing a rich foundation on their structure, composition, circulation, climate, and long-term evolution. Explaining current knowledge, physical and chemical mechanisms, and unanswered questions, the book brings the reader to the cutting edge of the field. Highly recommended."--Adam Showman, University of Arizona

Synopsis:

This concise, sophisticated introduction to planetary climates explains the global physical and chemical processes that determine climate on any planet or major planetary satellite--from Mercury to Neptune and even large moons such as Saturn's Titan. Although the climates of other worlds are extremely diverse, the chemical and physical processes that shape their dynamics are the same. As this book makes clear, the better we can understand how various planetary climates formed and evolved, the better we can understand Earth's climate history and future.

About the Author

Andrew P. Ingersoll, the Earle C. Anthony Professor of Planetary Science at the California Institute of Technology, is an expert on the weather and climate of Earth and the other planets.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction: The Diversity of Planetary Climates 1

2 Venus: Atmospheric Evolution 7

3 Venus: Energy Transport and Winds 26

4 Mars: Long-Term Climate Change 74

5 Mars: The Present Era 92

6 Titan, Moons, and Small Planets 111

7 Jupiter the Gas Giant 136

8 Jupiter Winds and Weather 162

9 Saturn 202

10 Uranus, Neptune, and Exoplanets 223

11 Conclusion 240

Glossary 247

Notes 257

Further Reading 271

Index 273

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691145051
Author:
Ingersoll, Andrew P
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Author:
Ingersoll, Andrew
Author:
Ingersoll, Andrew P.
Author:
rew
Author:
Ingersoll, And
Subject:
Meteorology
Subject:
Earth Sciences
Subject:
Astronomy and Cosmology
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
21 halftones. 15 line illus. 4 tables.
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in

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Science and Mathematics » Astronomy » General
Science and Mathematics » Physics » Astrophysics
Science and Mathematics » Physics » Meteorology

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"Synopsis" by , This concise, sophisticated introduction to planetary climates explains the global physical and chemical processes that determine climate on any planet or major planetary satellite--from Mercury to Neptune and even large moons such as Saturn's Titan. Although the climates of other worlds are extremely diverse, the chemical and physical processes that shape their dynamics are the same. As this book makes clear, the better we can understand how various planetary climates formed and evolved, the better we can understand Earth's climate history and future.
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