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Saturn in the 21st Century

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Kevin H. Baines, F. Michael Flasar, Norbert Krupp, Tom Stallard, Sushil K. Atreya, Aurélien Crida, Tristan Guillot, Jonathan I. Lunine, Nikku Madhusudhan, Olivier Mousis, Jonathan J. Fortney, Ravit Helled, Nadine Nettelmann, David J. Stevenson, Mark S. Marley, William B. Hubbard, Luciano Iess, Ulrich R. Christensen, Hao Cao, Michele Dougherty, Krishan Khurana, James F. Carbary, Matthew M. Hedman, Thomas W. Hill, Xianzhe Jia, William Kurth, Laurent Lamy, Gabby Provan, Peter Kollmann, Donald G. Mitchell, Michelle Thomsen, Adam Masters, Philippe Zarka, Sarah Badman, Ulyana Dyudina, Denis Grodent, Luke Moore, Marina Galand, Arvydas J. Kliore, Andrew F. Nagy, James O'Donoghue, Darrell F. Strobel, Tommi Koskinen, Ingo Müller-Wodarg, Leigh N. Fletcher, Thomas K. Greathouse, Sandrine Guerlet, Julianne I. Moses, Robert A. West, Adam P. Showman, Andrew P. Ingersoll, Richard Achterberg, Yohai Kaspi, Kunio M. Sayanagi, Agustin Sánchez-Lavega, Georg Fischer, Enrique García-Melendo, Brigette Hesman, Santiago Pérez-Hoyos, Lawrence A. Sromovsky, Frank Crary, Scott G. Edgington, Henrik Melin, Glenn S. Orton, Thomas R. Spilker, Anthony Wesley
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  • Date Published: January 2019
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107106772

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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; the circulation of strong zonal winds; the constantly changing polar aurorae; and the Great Storm of 2010–2011, the most powerful convective storm ever witnessed by humankind. Documenting the latest research on the planet, from its formation to how it operates today, this is an essential reference for graduate students, researchers and planetary scientists.

    • Focuses on the plethora of new discoveries from the Cassini Orbiter mission over the last thirteen years, providing a fully up-to-date reference on Saturn
    • Written by the foremost Saturn researchers and specialists involved with the Cassini Orbiter mission, the book provides an authoritative overview of the latest science
    • Chapters discuss all aspects of Saturn, from its formation and evolution, to the present day interior, atmosphere, ionosphere and beyond, making this a comprehensive treatment of the planet
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    • Date Published: January 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107106772
    • length: 460 pages
    • dimensions: 286 x 221 x 25 mm
    • weight: 1.59kg
    • contains: 189 b/w illus. 77 colour illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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.

  • Editors

    Kevin H. Baines, University of Wisconsin, Madison

    F. Michael Flasar, NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center

    Norbert Krupp, Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung, Göttingen

    Tom Stallard, University of Leicester

    Contributors

    Kevin H. Baines, F. Michael Flasar, Norbert Krupp, Tom Stallard, Sushil K. Atreya, Aurélien Crida, Tristan Guillot, Jonathan I. Lunine, Nikku Madhusudhan, Olivier Mousis, Jonathan J. Fortney, Ravit Helled, Nadine Nettelmann, David J. Stevenson, Mark S. Marley, William B. Hubbard, Luciano Iess, Ulrich R. Christensen, Hao Cao, Michele Dougherty, Krishan Khurana, James F. Carbary, Matthew M. Hedman, Thomas W. Hill, Xianzhe Jia, William Kurth, Laurent Lamy, Gabby Provan, Peter Kollmann, Donald G. Mitchell, Michelle Thomsen, Adam Masters, Philippe Zarka, Sarah Badman, Ulyana Dyudina, Denis Grodent, Luke Moore, Marina Galand, Arvydas J. Kliore, Andrew F. Nagy, James O'Donoghue, Darrell F. Strobel, Tommi Koskinen, Ingo Müller-Wodarg, Leigh N. Fletcher, Thomas K. Greathouse, Sandrine Guerlet, Julianne I. Moses, Robert A. West, Adam P. Showman, Andrew P. Ingersoll, Richard Achterberg, Yohai Kaspi, Kunio M. Sayanagi, Agustin Sánchez-Lavega, Georg Fischer, Enrique García-Melendo, Brigette Hesman, Santiago Pérez-Hoyos, Lawrence A. Sromovsky, Frank Crary, Scott G. Edgington, Henrik Melin, Glenn S. Orton, Thomas R. Spilker, Anthony Wesley

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