Theory of Planetary Atmospheres, 36

An Introduction to Their Physics and Chemistry

  • Joseph Chamberlain, Rice University, Houston, Texas
    • Donald Hunten, University of Arizona, Tucson


    Graduate students and research scientists involved in atmospheric physics.


Book information

  • Published: February 1989
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-167252-2

Table of Contents

Vertical Structure of an Atmosphere. Hydrodynamics of Atmospheres. Chemistry and Dynamics of Earth's Stratosphere. Planetary Astronomy. Ionospheres. Airglows, Auroras, and Aeronomy. Stability of Planetary Atmospheres. A Table of Physical Constants. Planetary Characteristics. A Model of Earth's Atmosphere. Planetary Spacecraft Missions. Supplementary Reading. The Planck Function. Diffusion Coefficients. Ortho and Para Hydrogen. Partition Functions for a Spherical Exosphere.