Item description for Titan: Exploring an Earthlike World (Series on Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics) by Athena Coustenis & fredric W. Taylor...
Titan: Exploring an Earthlike World presents the most comprehensive description in book form of what is currently known about Titan, the largest satellite of the planet Saturn and arguably the most intriguing and mysterious world in the Solar System. Because of its resemblance to our own planet, Titan is often described as a frozen primitive Earth and is therefore of wide interest to scientists and educated laypersons from a wide range of backgrounds. The book aims to cater to all of these by using nontechnical language wherever possible, while maintaining a high standard of scientific rigor.
The book is a fully revised and extensively updated edition of Titan: The Earthlike Moon, which was published in 1999, before the Cassini and Huygens missions arrived to orbit Saturn and land on Titan. As investigators on these missions, the authors use the latest results to present the most recent revelations and latest surprises about an exciting new world.
Contents: The Voyager Missions to Titan; Observations of Titan from the Earth; Cassini-Huygens: Orbiting Saturn and Landing on Titan; Titan's Atmosphere and Climate; Chemistry and Composition; Clouds and Hazes; Atmospheric Dynamics and Meteorology; The Surface and Interior of Titan; Titan's Origin and Evolution in the Solar System; Beyond Cassini/Huygens: The Future Exploration of Titan.
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Studio: World Scientific Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 6.75" Height: 10" Weight: 1.96 lbs.
Release Date Jul 21, 2008
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN 9812705015 ISBN13 9789812705013
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More About Athena Coustenis & fredric W. Taylor
Athena Coustenis is Director of Research at the French National Research Center (CNRS) and an astrophysicist at the Laboratoire d'Etudes Spatiales et d'Instrumentation en Astrophysique (LESIA) of Paris Observatory. She is Co-Investigator of three of the instruments (CIRS, HASI, DISR) aboard the Cassini/Huygens mission. Her expertise in space missions has allowed her to Chair and to contribute in several advisory groups within ESA and NASA. Dr Coustenis is currently President of the EGU Planetary Sciences Division and President of the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences, as well as Secretary of the Executive committee of the Division for Planetary Sciences. She is a member of several editorial boards and has been awarded several NASA and ESA achievement awards.
Athena Coustenis has an academic affiliation as follows - Observatoire de Paris, Meudon.