The Giant Planet Jupiter

The Giant Planet Jupiter Autor: John H. Rogers


Jupiter is an extraordinarily colourful and dynamic planet. Over minutes, one can watch tiny shadows cast by its moons slide over its surface; over days and weeks parades of diverse, giant swirling storms can be seen to move and evolve. It is because of this richness of visual and physical properties that Jupiter has intrigued amateur and professional astronomers and has been the goal of several space missions. This highly illustrated volume provides a comprehensive and accessible account of Jupiter and its satellites. It reviews systematic telescopic observations that have stretched over more than a hundred years, in addition to modern observations and theories, and the wealth of data from the Pioneer, Voyager and Ulysses space missions. As well as a thorough survey of the planet’s atmosphere, this volume presents an up-to-date account of our present knowledge of Jupiter’s satellites and magnetosphere, at a level accessible to the non-specialist

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The Giant Planet Jupiter Autor: John H. Rogers


Jupiter is an extraordinarily colourful and dynamic planet. Over minutes, one can watch tiny shadows cast by its moons slide over its surface; over days and weeks parades of diverse, giant swirling storms can be seen to move and evolve. It is because of this richness of visual and physical properties that Jupiter has intrigued amateur and professional astronomers and has been the goal of several space missions. This highly illustrated volume provides a comprehensive and accessible account of Jupiter and its satellites. It reviews systematic telescopic observations that have stretched over more than a hundred years, in addition to modern observations and theories, and the wealth of data from the Pioneer, Voyager and Ulysses space missions. As well as a thorough survey of the planet’s atmosphere, this volume presents an up-to-date account of our present knowledge of Jupiter’s satellites and magnetosphere, at a level accessible to the non-specialist. This volume provides the definitive account of Jupiter for advanced amateur astronomers, professional astronomers and planetary scientists.


Spis treści: Part I. Observing Jupiter: 1. Observations from Earth 2. Observations from spacecraft Part II. The Visible Structure of the Atmosphere: 3. Horizontal structure: belts, currents, spots and storms 4. Vertical structure: colours and clouds Part III. The Observational Record of the Atmosphere: 5. The Polar Region 6. North North Temperate Regions (57°N to 35°N) 7. North Temperate Region (35°N to 23°N) 8. North Tropical Region (23°N to 9°N) 9. Equatorial Region (9°N to 9°S) 10. South Tropical Region (9°S to 27°S) 11. South Temperate Region (27°S to 37°S) 12. South South Temperate Region (37°S to 53°S) Part IV: The Physics and Chemistry of the Atmosphere: 13. Possible large-scale and long-term patterns 14. The dynamics of individual spots 15. Theoretical models of the atmosphere 16. The composition of the planet Part V. The Electrodynamic Environment of Jupiter: 17. Lights in the Jovian night 18. The magnetosphere and radiation belts Part VI. The Satellites: 19. The inner satellites and the ring 20. The Galilean satellites 21. Io 22. Europa 23. Ganymede 24. Callisto 25. The outer satellites Appendices: 1. Measurement of longitude 2. Measurement of latitude 3. Lists of apparitions and published reports 4. Bibliography (The planet) 5. Bibliography (The magnetosphere and satellites) Index.


dla: general readers, professionals, academic researchers

isbn 9780521115308
stron 460
Data publikacji 02/07/2009
295 b/w illus. 50 colour illus. 80 tables
Paperback 297 x 210 mm

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