Uranus

Front Cover
Jay T. Bergstralh, Ellis D. Miner, Mildred Shapley Matthews
University of Arizona Press, 1991 - Science - 1076 pages
0 Reviews
Uranus occupies a unique niche in the history of western thought; for while the planets from Mercury to Saturn had been known since pre-antiquity, Uranus was the first to be discovered, in 1781, through scientific investigation. Contemporary investigation of Uranus culminated in the Voyager 2 encounter in 1986. The results of that achievement, as well of concurrent research on the planet, are reviewed by 84 international authorities in this massive volume. Because Uranus' remoteness has prevented its being studied as intensively by earth-based observation as have other members of the solar system, most of what is known about the planet—its magnetic field and magnetosphere and satellites—were learned from the Voyager data, which is viewed here from a variety of perspectives. While the book is intended to serve as a comprehensive review, it also reports a substantial amount of original research results not previously published.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

AN OVERVIEW
3
MODELS OF URANUS INTERIOR AND MAGNETIC FIELD
29
THE UPPER ATMOSPHERE OF URANUS
65
PHOTOCHEMISTRY AND VERTICAL MIXING
110
SPECTROSCOPY AND CHEMISTRY OF THE ATMOSPHERE
147
THERMAL STRUCTURE AND ENERGY BALANCE OF URANUS
204
URANUS ATMOSPHERIC DYNAMICS AND CIRCULATION
253
CLOUDS AND AEROSOLS IN THE URANIAN ATMOSPHERE
296
GEOLOGY OF THE URANIAN SATELLITES
561
CRATERING OF THE URANIAN SATELLITES
629
MIRANDA
693
THE MAGNETIC FIELD AND MAGNETOSPHERIC CONFIGURATION
739
THE PLASMA ENVIRONMENT OF URANUS
780
ENERGETIC PARTICLES AT URANUS
831
URANUS AS A RADIO SOURCE
894
WAVEPARTICLE INTERACTIONS IN THE MAGNETOSPHERE
926

DYNAMICS AND STRUCTURE OF THE URANIAN RINGS
327
PARTICLE PROPERTIES AND PROCESSES IN URANUS RINGS
410
ORIGIN OF THE URANIAN SATELLITES
469
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF THE URANIAN SATELLITES
513
SURFACE PROPERTIES
528
COLOR SECTION 961
942
Guerrieri
979
Guerrieri
1001
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
1059
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information