By Frédéric J. Pont
Planetary atmospheres are complicated and evolving entities, as mankind is quickly coming to understand when trying to comprehend, forecast and mitigate human-induced weather switch. within the sun procedure, our neighbours Venus and Mars supply notable examples of 2 endpoints of planetary evolution, runaway greenhouse and lack of surroundings to space.
The number of extra-solar planets brings a much broader attitude to the problem: from hot "hot jupiters'' to ocean worlds, exo-atmospheres discover many configurations unknown within the sunlight approach, resembling iron clouds, silicate rains, severe plate tectonics, and steam volcanoes. Exoplanetary atmospheres have lately develop into obtainable to observations.
This e-book places our personal weather within the wider context of the pains and tribulations of planetary atmospheres. in accordance with state-of-the-art study, it makes use of a grand travel of the atmospheres of alternative planets to polish a brand new gentle on our personal surroundings, and its relation with life.
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