Towards Understanding the Climate of Venus [electronic resource] : Applications of Terrestrial Models to Our Sister Planet / edited by Lennart Bengtsson, Roger-Maurice Bonnet, David Grinspoon, Symeon Koumoutsaris, Sebastien Lebonnois, Dmitri Titov.
Contributor(s): Bengtsson, Lennart [editor.] | Bonnet, Roger-Maurice [editor.] | Grinspoon, David [editor.] | Koumoutsaris, Symeon [editor.] | Lebonnois, Sebastien [editor.] | Titov, Dmitri [editor.] | SpringerLink (Online service)Material type: TextSeries: ISSI Scientific Report Series: 11Publisher: New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer, 2013Description: VIII, 188 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781461450641Subject(s): Physics | Planetology | Observations, Astronomical | Astronomy -- Observations | Space sciences | Physics | Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences | Planetology | Astronomy, Observations and Techniques | Física y Astronomía | Física y AstronomíaAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 520 | 500.5 LOC classification: QB495-500.269Online resources: Texto completo
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History of Venus Observation -- The Surface and Atmosphere of Venus: Evolution and Present State -- Radiative Energy Balance in the Venus Atmosphere -- Atmospheric Circulation and Dynamics -- The Dynamics and Circulation of Venus Atmosphere -- Modeling Effects -- Models of Venus Atmosphere -- Comparing Earth and Venus -- Future Prospects.
ESA’s Venus Express Mission has monitored Venus since April 2006, and scientists worldwide have used mathematical models to investigate its atmosphere and model its circulation. This book summarizes recent work to explore and understand the climate of the planet through a research program under the auspices of the International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern, Switzerland. Some of the unique elements that are discussed are the anomalies with Venus’ surface temperature (the huge greenhouse effect causes the surface to rise to 460°C, without which would plummet as low as -40°C), its unusual lack of solar radiation (despite being closer to the Sun, Venus receives less solar radiation than Earth due to its dense cloud cover reflecting 76% back) and the juxtaposition of its atmosphere and planetary rotation (wind speeds can climb up to 200 m/s, much faster than Venus’ sidereal day of 243 Earth-days).