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Uniform Title Titan (Cambridge planetary science series)
Title Titan : interior, surface, atmosphere, and space environment / edited by Ingo Müller-Wodarg, Caitlin A. Griffith, Emmanuel Lellouch, Thomas E. Cravens
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (496 pages)
Series Cambridge planetary science ; 14
Cambridge planetary science series ; new series, 14
Contents Cover; Halftitle; Series; Title; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; Introduction; A brief introduction to Titan; Prologues; Chapter 1: The origin and evolution of Titan; Chapter 2: Titan's surface geology; Chapter 3: Thermal structure of Titan's troposphere and middle atmosphere; Chapter 4: The general circulation of Titan's lower and middle atmosphere; Chapter 5: The composition of Titan's atmosphere; Chapter 6: Storms, clouds, and weather; Chapter 7: Chemistry of Titan's atmosphere; Chapter 8: Titan's haze; Chapter 9: Thermal structure and dynamics of Titan's upper atmosphere
1.3.2 Formation of Saturn and the circumplanetary disk: consequences for the delivery of volatiles; 1.3.3 Delivery of solids and conditions of Titan's formation; 1.3.4 Accretion of Titan; 1.3.5 Summary; 1.4 Coupled evolution of the atmosphere, surface, and interior of Titan; 1.4.1 Differentiation and long-term evolution of the interior; 1.4.2 Formation and evolution of the atmosphere; 1.4.3 Summary; 1.5 Conclusion and questions for future missions; Acknowledgments; References; 2 Titan's surface geology; 2.1 Overview; 2.2 Global geologic units; 2.3 Surface composition; 2.4 Aeolian processes
10 Appendix: a brave new world indeed!; References; Prologue 2 Building a space flight instrument: a PI's perspective; 1 Construction and design; 2 Launch; References; 1 The origin and evolution of Titan; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Present-day interior structure and dynamics; 1.2.1 Interior structure inferred from the gravity field data; 1.2.2 Global shape: constraints on the structure and thermal state of the ice shell; 1.2.3 Geophysical evidence for an internal water ocean; 1.2.4 Summary; 1.3 Origin of the Saturnian system and accretion of Titan; 1.3.1 Formation of ices in Saturn's environment
2.5 Lacustrine processes; 2.6 Fluvial processes; 2.7 Seasonal processes; 2.8 Tectonic processes; 2.9 Cratering processes; 2.10 Cryovolcanic processes; 2.11 Summary; Acknowledgments; References; 3 Thermal structure of Titan's troposphere and middle atmosphere; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Mean vertical structure; 3.2.1 Radiative equilibrium; 3.2.2 Radiative damping times; 3.3 Surface and troposphere; 3.4 Middle atmosphere; 3.5 Conclusions; Acknowledgments; References; 4 The general circulation of Titan's lower and middle atmosphere; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Toolbox; 4.2.1 Available observations
Chapter 10: Titan's upper atmosphere/exosphere, escape processes, and rates; Chapter 11: Titan's ionosphere; Chapter 12: Titan's magnetospheric and plasma environment; Acknowledgments; Prologue 1 The genesis of Cassini-Huygens; 1 Introduction: Titan viewed from Earth; 1655: discovery; 1908: an atmosphere?; 1916: an atmosphere?; 1943: an atmosphere!; 2 Titan viewed from space: Pioneer and Voyager; 3 The Cassini proposal; 4 The long march; 5 The battle of Bruges; 6 Addition of CRAF and on to Capitol Hill; 7 Subtraction of CRAF, more losses, and the ultimate threat; 8 Success!; 9 Afterword
Summary This comprehensive reference and guide examines the processes that shape the atmosphere and surface of Titan, Saturn's largest moon
Notes 4.2.2 Theory
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Saturn (Planet) -- Satellites.
Titan (Satellite)
Form Electronic book
Author Cravens, Thomas E., 1948- editor
Griffith, Caitlin A., 1960- editor
Lellouch, Emmanuel, editor
Müller-Wodarg, Ingo, 1969- editor
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