Exospheres and atmospheric escape

R. E. Johnson, M. R. Combi, J. L. Fox, W. H. Ip, F. Leblanc, M. A. McGrath, V. I. Shematovich, D. F. Strobel, J. H. Waite

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Abstract

Aeronomy is a description of the physics and chemistry of the upper atmospheres and ionospheres of planetary bodies. In this chapter we consider those processes occurring in the upper atmosphere that determine the structure of the corona and lead to molecular escape.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355-397
Number of pages43
JournalSpace Science Reviews
Volume139
Issue number1-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2008

Keywords

  • Atmospheric escape
  • Exobase
  • Exosphere
  • Planetary corona

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