By Frédéric J. Pont
Planetary atmospheres are advanced and evolving entities, as mankind is speedily coming to grasp while trying to comprehend, forecast and mitigate human-induced weather swap. within the sun approach, our neighbours Venus and Mars supply awesome examples of 2 endpoints of planetary evolution, runaway greenhouse and lack of surroundings to space.
The number of extra-solar planets brings a much wider attitude to the problem: from sizzling "hot jupiters'' to ocean worlds, exo-atmospheres discover many configurations unknown within the sun approach, similar to iron clouds, silicate rains, severe plate tectonics, and steam volcanoes. Exoplanetary atmospheres have lately turn into obtainable to observations.
This e-book places our personal weather within the wider context of the rigors and tribulations of planetary atmospheres. in keeping with state of the art study, it makes use of a grand travel of the atmospheres of alternative planets to polish a brand new mild on our personal surroundings, and its relation with life.
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Alien Skies: Planetary Atmospheres from Earth to Exoplanets by Frédéric J. Pont