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By Stephen J. Mackwell, Amy A. Simon-Miller, Jerald W. Harder, Mark A. Bullock

The early improvement of lifestyles, a basic query for humankind, calls for the presence of an appropriate planetary weather. Our figuring out of ways liveable planets become starts off with the worlds closest to domestic. Venus, Earth, and Mars fluctuate in basic terms modestly of their mass and distance from the solar, but their present climates may perhaps scarcely be extra divergent. simply Earth has ample liquid water, Venus has a runaway greenhouse, and proof for life-supporting stipulations on Mars issues to a bygone period. furthermore, an Earth-like hydrologic cycle has been printed in a shocking position: Saturn’s cloud-covered satellite tv for pc Titan has liquid hydrocarbon rain, lakes, and river networks. 
 
Deducing the preliminary stipulations for those assorted worlds and unraveling how and why they diverged to their present climates is a problem on the vanguard of planetary technological know-how. during the contributions of greater than sixty major specialists within the box, Comparative Climatology of Terrestrial Planets units forth the principles for this rising new technological know-how and brings the reader to the vanguard of our present figuring out of atmospheric formation and weather evolution. specific emphasis is given to surface-atmosphere interactions, evolving stellar flux, mantle techniques, photochemistry, and interactions with the interplanetary setting, all of which impression the climatology of terrestrial planets. From this cornerstone, either present pros and such a lot specially new scholars are dropped at the edge, allowing the following new release of recent advances in our personal sunlight approach and beyond.

Contents

Part I: Foundations
Jim Hansen
Mark Bullock
Scot Rafkin
Caitlin Griffith
Shawn Domagal-Goldman and Antigona Segura
Kevin Zahnle

Part II: The Greenhouse impact and Atmospheric Dynamics
Curt Covey
G. Schubert and J. Mitchell
Tim Dowling
Francois disregard and Sebastien Lebonnois
Vladimir Krasnopolsky
Adam Showman

Part III: Clouds, Hazes, and Precipitation
Larry Esposito
A. Määttänen, okay. Pérot, F. Montmessin, and A. Hauchecorne
Nilton Renno
Zibi Turtle
Mark Marley

Part IV: Surface-Atmosphere Interactions
Colin Goldblatt
Teresa Segura et al.
John Grotzinger
Adrian Lenardic
D. A. mind, F. Leblanc, J. G. Luhmann, T. E. Moore, and F. Tian

Part V: sunlight impacts on Planetary Climate
Aaron Zent
Jerry Harder
F. Tian, E. Chassefiere, F. Leblanc, and D. Brain
David Des Marais

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Res. 1029/2010GL046199. Zipser E. J. and Lutz K. R. (1994) The vertical profile of radar reflectivity of convective cells: A strong indicator of storm intensity and lightning probability? Mon. , 122, 1751–1759. , and Goldblatt C. (2012) A 1D microphysical cloud model for Earth, and Earth-like exoplanets: Liquid water and water ice clouds in the convective troposphere. Icarus, 221, 603–616. Bullock M. A. and Grinspoon D. H. (2013) The atmosphere and climate of Venus. In Comparative Climatology of Terrestrial Planets (S.

2011) at about the same latitude as the descending branch of the hemispheric meridional circulation (Imamura and Hashimoto, 1998). Above the clouds, the east-west zonal flow gives way to the subsolar-antisolar winds generated by (b) Fig. 1. See Plate 7 for color version. (a) Venus in reflected UV sunlight. Acquired on February 26, 1979, by the Pioneer Venus Orbiter. The distinctive tilted bands at the cloudtops (68 km) are produced by low wavenumber planetary waves that circle the planet in about four days.

1994) The vertical profile of radar reflectivity of convective cells: A strong indicator of storm intensity and lightning probability? Mon. , 122, 1751–1759. , and Goldblatt C. (2012) A 1D microphysical cloud model for Earth, and Earth-like exoplanets: Liquid water and water ice clouds in the convective troposphere. Icarus, 221, 603–616. Bullock M. A. and Grinspoon D. H. (2013) The atmosphere and climate of Venus. In Comparative Climatology of Terrestrial Planets (S. J. ), pp. 19–54. Univ. 2458/azu_uapress_9780816530595-ch002.

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