Planets and Their Atmospheres

Origins and Evolution

Edited by

  • William L. Donn


  • John Lewis, University of Arizona, Tucson, U.S.A.
  • Ronald Prinn, Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

This work is addressed to advanced undergraduate and graduate students in astronomy, geology, chemistry, meteorology, and the planetary sciences as well as to researchers with pertinent areas of specialization who desire an introduction to the literature across the broad interdisciplinary range of this important topic. Extensive references to the pre-spacecraft literature will be particularly useful to readers interested in the historical development of the field during this century.
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Upper-division undergraduate or graduate student in the study of geology, astronomy, chemistry, physics, and meteorology.


Book information

  • Published: December 1983
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-446582-4

Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction. Retention of Volatiles by Planets. Evolutionary Processes. The Atmospheres of the Planets. Conclusions. References. Index.