Aeronomic Systems on Planets, Moons, and Comets

  1. Michael Mendillo,
  2. Andrew Nagy and
  3. J.H. Waite
  1. Darrell F. Strobel

Published Online: 20 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/130GM02

Atmospheres in the Solar System: Comparative Aeronomy

Atmospheres in the Solar System: Comparative Aeronomy

How to Cite

Strobel, D. F. (2013) Aeronomic Systems on Planets, Moons, and Comets, in Atmospheres in the Solar System: Comparative Aeronomy (eds M. Mendillo, A. Nagy and J.H. Waite), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/130GM02

Author Information

  1. Departments of Earth and Planetary Sciences and Physics and Astronomy, the Johns Hopkins University

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875909899

Online ISBN: 9781118669570

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Keywords:

  • Planets—Atmospheres;
  • Satellites—Atmospheres

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Nomenclature

  • Fundamental Length Scales and Definitions

  • Five Basic Parameters for a Classification Scheme of Atmospheres, Comas, and Exospheres

  • Vertical Structure: Diffusion and Mixing

  • Composition and Chemistry

  • The Thermal Structure of Thermospheres: The Role of Molecular Heat Conduction

  • Wave Heating: Why Don't All Atmospheres Have Coronas?