Atmospheric Evolution on Inhabited and Lifeless Worlds-Original PDF

Atmospheric Evolution on Inhabited and Lifeless Worlds-Original PDF
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Atmospheric Evolution on Inhabited and Lifeless Worlds-Original PDF

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By David C. Catling(Author),‎ James F. Kasting(Author)

Size : 33.4 MB

As the search for Earth-like exoplanets gathers pace, in order to understand them, we need comprehensive theories for how planetary atmospheres form and evolve. Written by two well-known planetary scientists, this text explains the physical and chemical principles of atmospheric evolution and planetary atmospheres, in the context of how atmospheric composition and climate determine a planet’s habitability. The authors survey our current understanding of the atmospheric evolution and climate on Earth, on other rocky planets within our Solar System, and on planets far beyond. Incorporating a rigorous mathematical treatment, they cover the concepts and equations governing a range of topics, including atmospheric chemistry, thermodynamics, radiative transfer, and atmospheric dynamics, and provide an integrated view of planetary atmospheres and their evolution. This interdisciplinary text is an invaluable one-stop resource for graduate-level students and researchers working across the fields of atmospheric science, geochemistry, planetary science, astrobiology, and astronomy.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 592 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (May 10, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521844126
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521844123