Saturn in the 21st Century
Cambridge Planetary Science Series, Vol. 20

Coordinators: Baines Kevin H., Flasar F. Michael, Krupp Norbert, Stallard Tom

Language: Anglais
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The Cassini Orbiter mission, launched in 1997, has provided state-of-the-art information into the origins and workings of Saturn. Drawing from new discoveries and scientific insight from the mission, this book provides a detailed overview of the planet as revealed by Cassini. Chapters by eminent planetary scientists and researchers from across the world comprehensively review the current state of knowledge regarding Saturn's formation, interior, atmosphere, ionosphere, thermosphere and magnetosphere. Specialised chapters discuss the planet's seasonal variability
Preface; List of contributors; List of reviewers; 1. Introduction to Saturn in the 21st century Kevin H. Baines, F. Michael Flasar, Norbert Krupp and Tom Stallard; 2. The origin and evolution of Saturn, with exoplanet perspective Sushil K. Atreya, Aurélien Crida, Tristan Guillot, Jonathan I. Lunine, Nikku Madhusudhan and Olivier Mousis; 3. The interior of Saturn Jonathan J. Fortney, Ravit Helled, Nadine Nettelmann, David J. Stevenson, Mark S. Marley, William B. Hubbard and Luciano Iess; 4. Saturn's magnetic field and dynamo Ulrich R. Christensen, Hao Cao, Michele Dougherty and Krishan Khurana; 5. The mysterious periodicities of Saturn: clues to the rotation rate of the planet James F. Carbary, Matthew M. Hedman, Thomas W. Hill, Xianzhe Jia, William Kurth, Laurent Lamy and Gabby Provan; 6. Global configuration and seasonal variations of Saturn's magnetosphere Norbert Krupp, Peter Kollmann, Donald G. Mitchell, Michelle Thomsen, Xianzhe Jia, Adam Masters and Philippe Zarka; 7. Saturn's aurora Tom Stallard, Sarah Badman, Ulyana A. Dyudina, Denis Grodent and Laurent Lamy; 8. Saturn's ionosphere Luke Moore, Marina Galand, Arvydas J. Kliore, Andrew F. Nagy and James O'Donoghue; 9. Saturn's variable thermosphere Darrell F. Strobel, Tommi Koskinen and Ingo Müller-Wodarg; 10. Saturn's seasonally changing atmosphere: thermal structure, composition and aerosols Leigh N. Fletcher, Thomas K. Greathouse, Sandrine Guerlet, Julianne I. Moses and Robert A. West; 11. The global atmospheric circulation of Saturn Adam P. Showman, Andrew P. Ingersoll, Richard Achterberg and Yohai Kaspi; 12. Saturn's polar atmosphere Kunio M. Sayanagi, Kevin H. Baines, Ulyana A. Dyudina, Leigh N. Fletcher, Agustin Sánchez-Lavega and Robert A. West; 13. The great Saturn storm of 2010–2011 Agustín Sánchez-Lavega, Georg Fischer, Leigh N. Fletcher, Enrique García-Melendo, Brigette Hesman, Santiago Pérez-Hoyos, Kunio M. Sayanagi and Lawrence A. Sromovsky; 14. The future exploration of Saturn Kevin H. Baines, Sushil K. Atreya, Frank Crary, Scott G. Edgington, Thomas K. Greathouse, Henrik Melin, Olivier Mousis, Glenn S. Orton, Thomas R. Spilker and Anthony Wesley; Index.