Solar System Ices: Based on Reviews Presented at the International Symposium "Solar System Ices" held in Toulouse, France, on March 27-30, 1995 - Astrophysics and Space Science Library 227 (Hardback)
  • Solar System Ices: Based on Reviews Presented at the International Symposium "Solar System Ices" held in Toulouse, France, on March 27-30, 1995 - Astrophysics and Space Science Library 227 (Hardback)
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Solar System Ices: Based on Reviews Presented at the International Symposium "Solar System Ices" held in Toulouse, France, on March 27-30, 1995 - Astrophysics and Space Science Library 227 (Hardback)

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Predicted long ago to be present on the surface of planetary bodies by theoreticians and recently shown by interplanetary spacecraft and ground- based instruments to be ubiquitous in the Solar System, ices in a broad sense have become an extremely important subject in planetary research. Ices found on objects formed in the remote parts of the Solar System contain a message about the composition and mode of formation of our planetary system. There are also objects that contain icy materials that bear signatures of past events on a geological timescale. Their study is one of the best means of inquiring about the origins, accessing the past and anticipating the future of our Solar System.
The reviews in this book collect together a series of papers covering the physics and chemistry of ices, as well as the geology of icy surfaces. They present an extensive summary of their chemical and physical properties relevant to planetary astronomy. They also provide an overview of planetary bodies that contain ices and the outstanding problems of the field.
Audience: The book is intended to become a reference for researchers and graduate students. It is accessible to senior graduate students with a background in planetary science.

Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780792349020
Number of pages: 826
Weight: 1610 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 44 mm
Edition: 1998 ed.


MEDIA REVIEWS
`This is a good book, which is a review of the subject, containing several very interesting and accessible papers. ... The book will satisfy and stimulate curiosity about the weird and wonderful behaviour of ice in the solar system.'
Journal of Quatenary Science, 15:6 (2000)

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