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Planetary Climates

Andrew P. Ingersoll


This clear and concise introduction to planetary climates explains the global physical and chemical processes that determine climate on any planet or major planetary satellite—from Mercury to Neptune and even large moons such as Saturn's Titan. The book presents a tour of our solar system's diverse planetary atmospheres, providing a rich foundation on their structure, composition, circulation, climate, and long-term evolution. Although the climates of other worlds are extremely diverse, the chemical and physical processes that shape their dynamics are the same. As this book makes clear, the be ... More

Keywords: planetary climate, planetary satellite, Earth, Mercury, Neptune, Titan, moon

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780691145044
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691145044.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew P. Ingersoll, author
California Institute of Technology