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Nonequilibrium Processes in the Planetary and Cometary Atmospheres: Theory and Applications - Astrophysics and Space Science Library v. 217 (Hardback)
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Nonequilibrium Processes in the Planetary and Cometary Atmospheres: Theory and Applications - Astrophysics and Space Science Library v. 217 (Hardback)

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This text reviews the approach to the kinetic simulation of nonequilibrium processes in the planetary atmospheres which the authors developed and have dealt with between 1970 and the late-1990s. The results of this study, which are focused on the nonequilibrium collisional processes in the atmospheres of planets and comets, are thoroughly reviewed and discussed. Many specific problems of atmospheric modelling, involving numerical simulation of aeronomic processes, are addressed and compared with the available experimental data. The kinetic approach proved to be especially effective in modelling the interaction of the incident shortwave solar radiation with the rarefied gas of planetary upper atmospheres. It involves various processes of photolysis, energetic particle impacts, and numerous accompanying chemical reactions. The underlying mathematical treatment is based on the stochastic approach for the solution of the Boltzmann-type equation and implies the development of efficient algorithms for its computer simulation. New or upgraded methods and algorithms for addressing the relevant problems of non-equilibrium gas kinetics were developed and successfully implemented for the simulation of a wide range of aeronomical processes. The volume is primarily intended for professional scholars and graduate students in space sciences, planetary astronomy and aeronomy and should also be useful to some target groups dealing with mechanics, gas dynamics, and computer modelling of versatile physical processes and who wish to expand the areas of their immediate interests.

Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
ISBN: 9780792346869
Weight: 625 g

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