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The exo-weather report : exploring diverse atmospheric phenomena around the universe, David S. Stevenson

Label
The exo-weather report : exploring diverse atmospheric phenomena around the universe
Title
The exo-weather report
Title remainder
exploring diverse atmospheric phenomena around the universe
Statement of responsibility
David S. Stevenson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
David Stevenson?s new book links the meteorology of the Earth to that of other planets, stars, and clusters of galaxies, showing the similarities and differences between terrestrial weather and that of weather on other worlds. Because Earth is not unique in having weather, there is much to learn from other planets with atmospheres that show the movement of energy from hotter to colder areas. The weather seen on Earth and other known planetary systems are examined to elaborate the connection between climate and the development of life. The weather on Earth and other Solar System planets is a manifestation of the huge energy budget imparted by our star, the Sun, but weather doesn?t stop at the shores of our Solar System. The author brings together the latest information from satellites and probes, such as Cassini and Hubble, to show its larger place in the astronomical picture. Inferences are drawn about the weather and climate of a large number of other planetary systems that lie far from our own. Additionally, the author expands our understanding of what exactly weather is comprised of by exploring the kind of "weather" experienced on the largest observable scales in the universe
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IDEBK
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1968-
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Stevenson, David S.
Dewey number
  • 629.4/16
  • 500
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • TL1489
  • Q162
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Astronomers' universe,
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  • Space environment
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Space environment
  • Popular Science
  • Popular Science in Astronomy
  • Climatology
  • Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
  • Planetology
Label
The exo-weather report : exploring diverse atmospheric phenomena around the universe, David S. Stevenson
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-3-319-25679-5
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Dedication; Preface; Contents; 1.: What We€Know About the Weather on€Earth; Why Do We€Have Weather?; The Highs and€Lows of€Meteorology; Wind Direction: Waterwheels and€a€Suspect Tale from€the€Front; The Vertical Structure of€the€Earth's Atmosphere; The Language of€War-Fronts; The Jet Stream; Rotation, Rotation, Rotation; Rossby Waves; Other Jets That Drive Terrestrial Weather; How the€Jet Stream Brought a€Sting to€the€Bergen Frontal Model; Fastnet; The New Zealand Bomb; The 1993 US Superstorm; The Tropics: A€Quick Guide; Interconnections; Conclusions; References
  • 2.: Climate Oscillations in€Space and€Time Introduction; The Present Monsoon; Shifting Continents, Shifting Climate; Probing the€Past Asian Monsoon; Milanković Cycles: Astronomical Influences on€Terrestrial Climate; The Death of€the€Tethys and€the€Birth of€the€Sahara; Pangean Monsoons; Problematic Children: El Niño and€La Niña; The Future East Asian Monsoon Under€the€Cloud of€Global Dimming; How Global Dimming Caused Geopolitical Chaos in€the€Dark Ages; Conclusions; References; 3.: Tales of€Mass Destruction; Introduction; Global Greenhouses: Eocene, Permian and€Anthropocene
  • The Eocene Climate Maximum A Bad Day in€the€Permian; The Human Factor; Anthropogenic Global Warming; Dissension; Drifting Hurricanes Amid a€Changing Climate; Endemic Misunderstandings; The Medieval Tepid Period and€the€Luke-Warm Little Ice€Age; The Effect of€Global Climate Catastrophes on€Life; An Icy Future?; Visions of€Hell: Terrestrial Snowballs and€Fireballs; Snowballs and€Slushballs; Raindrops Keep Falling on€My Head: The€Controversial Climate of€the€Early Earth; Parallel Lives: The€Formation of€the€Earth and€Venus; The Last Icehouse; The Rise of€Amasia
  • Geo-Engineering the€Future Conclusions: The€Big Picture; References; 4.: Weird Weather; Introduction; Strange Lights from€Thunderstorms; Earthlights or Headlights?; Fata Morgana or Something Else?; Earthquake Clouds and€Lights; Sprites, Jets and€Other Luminous Atmospheric Phenomena; Gamma Ray Bursts on€Earth; Sky Quakes; The Red Rains of Kerala; Flying Spiders; Conclusions; References; 5.: Venus; Introduction: The€Twin That Isn't; The Venusian Day; A Noxious Vision of€Hell; The Structure of€the€Venusian Atmosphere; No Layer but Yes, Ozone Around Venus; The Edge of€Space
  • Changes to€Wind Speed at Venus Snow on€Venus?; Lightning on€Venus; Why Does Venus Have So€Much More Carbon Dioxide than€the€Earth?; Constructing a€Dry Planet; Life in€Hell?; Future Venus: The€Earth and€Venus, Twins Once More; Conclusions; References; 6.: The Wispy Weather of€Mars; Introduction; The Structure and€Formation of€the€Martian Atmosphere; Dust Devils, Tornadoes and€the€Other Whirling Winds of€Earth and€Mars; Aurora; Mystery Clouds Across the€Southern, Morning Terminator; Martian Ozone; Martian Methane: Mars not Dead, Yet; The Lingering Death of€Mars; Jean's Escape
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319256795
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
SpringerLink
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-25679-5
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)957655924
  • (OCoLC)ocn957655924
Label
The exo-weather report : exploring diverse atmospheric phenomena around the universe, David S. Stevenson
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-3-319-25679-5
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Dedication; Preface; Contents; 1.: What We€Know About the Weather on€Earth; Why Do We€Have Weather?; The Highs and€Lows of€Meteorology; Wind Direction: Waterwheels and€a€Suspect Tale from€the€Front; The Vertical Structure of€the€Earth's Atmosphere; The Language of€War-Fronts; The Jet Stream; Rotation, Rotation, Rotation; Rossby Waves; Other Jets That Drive Terrestrial Weather; How the€Jet Stream Brought a€Sting to€the€Bergen Frontal Model; Fastnet; The New Zealand Bomb; The 1993 US Superstorm; The Tropics: A€Quick Guide; Interconnections; Conclusions; References
  • 2.: Climate Oscillations in€Space and€Time Introduction; The Present Monsoon; Shifting Continents, Shifting Climate; Probing the€Past Asian Monsoon; Milanković Cycles: Astronomical Influences on€Terrestrial Climate; The Death of€the€Tethys and€the€Birth of€the€Sahara; Pangean Monsoons; Problematic Children: El Niño and€La Niña; The Future East Asian Monsoon Under€the€Cloud of€Global Dimming; How Global Dimming Caused Geopolitical Chaos in€the€Dark Ages; Conclusions; References; 3.: Tales of€Mass Destruction; Introduction; Global Greenhouses: Eocene, Permian and€Anthropocene
  • The Eocene Climate Maximum A Bad Day in€the€Permian; The Human Factor; Anthropogenic Global Warming; Dissension; Drifting Hurricanes Amid a€Changing Climate; Endemic Misunderstandings; The Medieval Tepid Period and€the€Luke-Warm Little Ice€Age; The Effect of€Global Climate Catastrophes on€Life; An Icy Future?; Visions of€Hell: Terrestrial Snowballs and€Fireballs; Snowballs and€Slushballs; Raindrops Keep Falling on€My Head: The€Controversial Climate of€the€Early Earth; Parallel Lives: The€Formation of€the€Earth and€Venus; The Last Icehouse; The Rise of€Amasia
  • Geo-Engineering the€Future Conclusions: The€Big Picture; References; 4.: Weird Weather; Introduction; Strange Lights from€Thunderstorms; Earthlights or Headlights?; Fata Morgana or Something Else?; Earthquake Clouds and€Lights; Sprites, Jets and€Other Luminous Atmospheric Phenomena; Gamma Ray Bursts on€Earth; Sky Quakes; The Red Rains of Kerala; Flying Spiders; Conclusions; References; 5.: Venus; Introduction: The€Twin That Isn't; The Venusian Day; A Noxious Vision of€Hell; The Structure of€the€Venusian Atmosphere; No Layer but Yes, Ozone Around Venus; The Edge of€Space
  • Changes to€Wind Speed at Venus Snow on€Venus?; Lightning on€Venus; Why Does Venus Have So€Much More Carbon Dioxide than€the€Earth?; Constructing a€Dry Planet; Life in€Hell?; Future Venus: The€Earth and€Venus, Twins Once More; Conclusions; References; 6.: The Wispy Weather of€Mars; Introduction; The Structure and€Formation of€the€Martian Atmosphere; Dust Devils, Tornadoes and€the€Other Whirling Winds of€Earth and€Mars; Aurora; Mystery Clouds Across the€Southern, Morning Terminator; Martian Ozone; Martian Methane: Mars not Dead, Yet; The Lingering Death of€Mars; Jean's Escape
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319256795
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
SpringerLink
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-25679-5
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)957655924
  • (OCoLC)ocn957655924

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