By Frédéric J. Pont
Planetary atmospheres are advanced and evolving entities, as mankind is quickly coming to understand while trying to comprehend, forecast and mitigate human-induced weather switch. within the sunlight procedure, our neighbours Venus and Mars offer remarkable examples of 2 endpoints of planetary evolution, runaway greenhouse and lack of surroundings to space.
The number of extra-solar planets brings a much broader attitude to the problem: from sizzling "hot jupiters'' to ocean worlds, exo-atmospheres discover many configurations unknown within the sun procedure, corresponding 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 learn, it makes use of a grand journey 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