The Early Evolution of the Atmospheres of Terrestrial Planets
J.M. Trigo-Rodriguez, François Raulin, Christian Muller, Conor Nixon
Springer Science & Business Media, May 29, 2013 - Science - 186 pages
“The Early Evolution of the Atmospheres of Terrestrial Planets” presents the main processes participating in the atmospheric evolution of terrestrial planets. A group of experts in the different fields provide an update of our current knowledge on this topic.
Several papers in this book discuss the key role of nitrogen in the atmospheric evolution of terrestrial planets. The earliest setting and evolution of planetary atmospheres of terrestrial planets is directly associated with accretion, chemical differentiation, outgassing, stochastic impacts, and extremely high energy fluxes from their host stars. This book provides an overview of the present knowledge of the initial atmospheric composition of the terrestrial planets. Additionally it includes some papers about the current exoplanet discoveries and provides additional clues to our understanding of Earth’s transition from a hot accretionary phase into a habitable world. All papers included were reviewed by experts in their respective fields.
We are living in an epoch of important exoplanet discoveries, but current properties of these exoplanets do not match our scientific predictions using standard terrestrial planet models. This book deals with the main physio-chemical signatures and processes that could be useful to better understand the formation of rocky planets.
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Delivery Pathways to Primeval Earth
Chapter 3 A Mathematic Approach to Nitrogen Fixation Through Earth History
Implications for Habitability
Chapter 5 Hot SuperEarth Atmospheres
Chapter 6 The Nitrogen Chemistry in Hot Jupiters Atmosphere
Chapter 7 Implication of Impacts in the Young Earth Sun Paradox and the Evolution of Earths Atmosphere
Chapter 8 N2O as a Biomarker from the Earth and Solar Systemto Exoplanets
A Review of Pre and PostCassiniHuygens Knowledge
Chapter 10 Nitrogen in the Stratosphere of Titan from Cassini CIRS Infrared Spectroscopy
Chapter 11 Nitrogen in Titans Atmospheric Aerosol Factory
Chapter 12 Nitrogen Fixation by Photochemistry in the Atmosphere of Titan and Implications for Prebiotic Chemistry
Atmosphere Implantation Agesand the Climatic Evolution of Mars
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