Solar system upper atmospheres: Photochemistry, energetics, and dynamics

G. Randall Gladstone, Roger V. Yelle, T. Majeed

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The physical modeling of most upper atmospheric processes begins with the approximation and solution of one or more of the three primary equations of conservation-mass (i.e., continuity), energy, and momentum. Here we outline the main components of these equations as they relate to the upper atmospheres of the solar system, reviewing the salient results for photochemistry, energetics, and dynamics on key terrestrial planets, jovian planets, and satellites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAtmospheres in the Solar System
Subtitle of host publicationComparative Aeronomy, 2002
EditorsAndrew Nagy, J.H. Waite, Michael Mendillo
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781118669570
ISBN (Print)9780875909899
StatePublished - 2002

Publication series

NameGeophysical Monograph Series

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics


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