Exploration of the Solar System by Infrared Remote Sensing

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9780511536106: Exploration of the Solar System by Infrared Remote Sensing

Fully revised, this new edition incorporates the latest technologies, new mission results and scientific discoveries. It also includes a fully updated bibliography to reflect the advances made in this field during the past ten years. All planets from Mercury to Pluto and many of their satellites, asteroids and comets are discussed. The presentation appeals to advanced students and professional planetary science researchers. First edition Hb (1992): 0-521-32699-0^

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This book describes all aspects of the theory, instrumental techniques and observational results of the remote sensing of objects in our Solar System through studies of infrared radiation. Fully revised since publication of the first edition in 1992, it now incorporates the latest technologies, new mission results and scientific discoveries. It also includes a fully up-dated bibliography to reflect the advances made in this field during the past ten years. The presentation will appeal to advanced students and professional planetary science researchers, although some chapters are of wider interest.

About the Author:

Rudolf Hanel worked at the Goddard Space Flight Center for 31 years where he served as Principal Investigator on missions around Earth, Mars and the outer planets.

Barney Conrath was affiliated to the Goddard Space Flight Center from 1960 until 1995 and is currently a visiting faculty member in the Cornell University Center for Radiophysics and Space Research.

Donald Jennings has worked at the Goddard Space Flight Center since 1977 and is presently Instrument Scientist working on the Cassini mission to Saturn.

Robert Samuelson worked as a research scientist at the Goddard Space Flight Center for 39 years before retiring from government service. He now works as a Research Associate at the University of Maryland.

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