Venus II--geology, Geophysics, Atmosphere, and Solar Wind Environment, Volume 1
Stephen Wesley Bougher, Donald M. Hunten, Roger J. Phillips
University of Arizona Press, 1997 - Science - 1362 pages
The final orbit of Venus by the Magellan spacecraft in October 1994 brought to a close an exciting period of Venus reconnaissance and exploration. The scientific studies resulting from data collected by the Magellan, Galileo, and Pioneer missions are unprecedented in their detail for any planet except Earth. Venus II re-evaluates initial assessments of Venus in light of these and other spacecraft missions and ground-based observations conducted over the past 30 years. More than a hundred contributors summarize our current knowledge of the planet, consider points of disagreement in interpretation, and identify priorities for future research. Topics addressed include geology, surface processes, volcanism, tectonism, impact cratering, geodynamics, upper and lower atmospheres, and solar wind environment. The diversity of the coverage reflects the interdisciplinary nature of Venus science and the breadth of knowledge that has contributed to it. A CD-ROM developed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory accompanies the book and incorporates text, graphics, video, software, and various digital products from selected contributors to the text. A multimedia interface allows users to navigate the text and the extensive databases included on the disk. Venus II is the most authoritative single volume available on the second planet. Its contents will not only help shape the goals of future Venus missions but will also enhance our understanding of current Mars explorations.
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abundance altitude atmosphere of Venus Beta Regio Bougher calderas centers channels chasmata cloud Conf convection coronae crust crustal dayside deformation diapir dielectric distribution dynamic Earth edifices Eistla emission exospheric Fegley Figure flow flux formation fractures geologic Geophys global gravity heating hotspots Hunten hydrogen Icarus images impact craters infrared ionopause ionosphere ionosphere of Venus Ishtar Terra large volcanoes latitudes lava layer Lett lithosphere Lunar Planet Magellan magma magnetic field mantle Maxwell Montes measurements mesosphere mixing ratio night side nightside ionosphere observed Orbiter particles Pettengill Phillips Pioneer Venus plains planetary plasma plateaus probes profiles radar region ridge belts scale Schubert solar activity solar wind spacecraft spectra Stofan streaks structure sulfur surface of Venus tectonic temperature terrestrial tesserae thermal thermosphere topography upwelling variations velocity Venera Venera 15 Venus atmosphere Venus ionosphere Venusian vertical volcanic wavelength waves wrinkle ridges zonal