I. Overviews. 1. Aeronomic Systems on Planets, Moons, and Comets / Darrell F Strobel -- 2. Solar System Upper Atmospheres: Photochemistry, Energetics, and Dynamics / G. Randall Gladstone, Roger V Yelle, and T. Majeed -- 3. Solar System lonospheres / Andrew F. Nagy and Thomas E. Cravens -- 4. Auroral Processes in the Solar System / Marina Galand and Supriya Chakrabarti -- 5. Airglow Processes in Planetary Atmospheres / T.G. Slanger and B.C. Wolven -- II. Interactions Between Planetary and Small Body Atmospheres with the Surrounding Plasma Medium. 1. Magnetosphere-lonosphere Coupling at Earth, Jupiter, and Beyond / B.H. Mauk, B.J. Anderson, and R.M. Thorne -- 2. Comparison of Auroral Processes: Earth and Jupiter / J.H. Waite and Dirk Lummerzheim -- 3. Numerical Techniques Associated with Simulations of the Solar Wind Interactions with Non-Magnetized Bodies / Stephen H. Brecht -- 4. Plasma Flow Past Cometary and Planetary Satellite Atmospheres / Michael R. Combi, Tamas I. Gombosi, and Konstantin Kabin -- III. Chemistry, Energetics and Dynamics. 1. Wave Coupling in Terrestrial Planetary Atmospheres / Jeffrey M. Forbes -- 2. Exospheres and Planetary Escape / Donald M Hunten -- 3. Surface Boundary Layer Atmospheres / R.E. Johnson -- 4. Solar Ultraviolet Variability Over Time Periods of Aeronomic Interest / Thomas N. Woods and GaryJ. Rottman -- 5. Meteoric Material-An Important Component of Planetary Atmospheres / Joseph M. Grebowsky, Julianne I. Moses, and W. Dean Pesnell -- 6. Current Laboratory Experiments for Planetary Aeronomy -- David L. Huestis 245 -- IV. Models of Aeronomic Systems. 1. Simulations of the Upper Atmospheres of the Terrestrial Planets / Stephen W. Bougher, Raymond G. Roble, and Timothy Fuller-Rowell -- 2. Thermospheric General Circulation Models for the Giant Planets: The Jupiter Case / G.H. Millward, S. Miller, A.D. Aylward, I.C.F. Miller-Wodarg, and N. Achilleos -- 3. Ionospheric Models for Earth / R.W. Schunk -- 4. The Application of General Circulation Models to the Atmospheres of Terrestrial-Type Moons of the Giant Planets / I.C.F. Miller-Wodarg -- 5. The Extreme Ultraviolet Airglow of N2 Atmospheres / Michael H. Stevens -- V. Observational Applications. 1. The Application of Terrestrial Aeronomy Groundbased Instruments to Planetary Studies / Michael Mendillo, Fred Roesler, Chester Gardner, and Michael Sulzer -- 2. Ultraviolet Remote Sensing Techniques for Planetary Aeronomy / John T. Clarke and Larry Paxton -- 3. Mass Spectrometry for Planetary Science / DavidT. Young -- VI. Atmospheres of Other Worlds. 1. A Possible Aeronomy of Extrasolar Terrestrial Planets / W.A. Traub and K.W Jucks -- 2. Can Conditions for Life be Inferred From Optical Emissions of Extra-Solar-System Planets? / Harald U. Frey and Dirk Lummerzheim.
Takes a comparative-studies approach to the study of the solar system, with 25 contributions organized into six sections: overviews; interactions between planetary and small body atmospheres with the surrounding plasma medium; chemistry, energetics, and dynamics; models of aeronomic systems; observational applications; and atmospheres of other worlds. Suitable as an overview for graduate students and new professionals in aeronomy, as well as providing synthesis for veterans in the field, with excellent references to guide further research. Mostly b & w illustrations, with a few color plates. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.