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Planetary Climates

Ingersoll, Andrew

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ISBN 10: 0691145040 / ISBN 13: 9780691145044
Editorial: Princeton Univ Pr, 2013
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288 pages. 7.90x5.10x0.90 inches. In Stock. N° de ref. de la librería __0691145040

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Título: Planetary Climates

Editorial: Princeton Univ Pr

Año de publicación: 2013

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Brand New

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This concise, sophisticated introduction to planetary climates explains the global physical and chemical processes that determine climate on any planet or major planetary satellite--from Mercury to Neptune and even large moons such as Saturn's Titan. Although the climates of other worlds are extremely diverse, the chemical and physical processes that shape their dynamics are the same. As this book makes clear, the better we can understand how various planetary climates formed and evolved, the better we can understand Earth's climate history and future.

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"In forty years of teaching similar material to undergraduates, I have not seen a better book. The subject is the science that underlies climate. Each chapter focuses in depth on one or two important concepts. Mathematics is avoided when not needed. But Ingersoll is not compromising. He gives full explanations of even difficult concepts, such as vorticity. There is no political material here, just carefully presented science. This is the book to assign prior to entering policy debates in an undergraduate course."--Peter J. Gierasch, Cornell University

"This clear and engaging book presents a sweeping tour of our solar system's diverse planetary atmospheres, providing a rich foundation on their structure, composition, circulation, climate, and long-term evolution. Explaining current knowledge, physical and chemical mechanisms, and unanswered questions, the book brings the reader to the cutting edge of the field. Highly recommended."--Adam Showman, University of Arizona

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