Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Karoly Szego, Ari-Matti Harri, Michel Blanc
    Pages 1-4
  3. Magda Delva, Christian Mazelle, César Bertucci
    Pages 5-24
  4. C. S. Arridge, N. André, C. L. Bertucci, P. Garnier, C. M. Jackman, Z. Németh et al.
    Pages 25-83
  5. A. J. Coates, J.-E. Wahlund, K. Ågren, N. Edberg, J. Cui, A. Wellbrock et al.
    Pages 85-111
  6. C. Bertucci, F. Duru, N. Edberg, M. Fraenz, C. Martinecz, K. Szego et al.
    Pages 113-171
  7. E. Dubinin, M. Fraenz, A. Fedorov, R. Lundin, N. Edberg, F. Duru et al.
    Pages 173-211
  8. Yoshifumi Futaana, Jean-Yves Chaufray, H. Todd Smith, Philippe Garnier, Herbert Lichtenegger, Magda Delva et al.
    Pages 213-266
  9. Esa Kallio, Jean-Yves Chaufray, Ronan Modolo, Darci Snowden, Robert Winglee
    Pages 267-307

About this book


This volume summarizes the recent results of the exploration of Venus, Mars, and Titan in the field of space plasma physics. These are the only non-magnetic solar system bodies having dense atmospheres. A number of space missions investigated these objects; the past and the current missions are put in context with modern theoretical descriptions. The strength of the book is the comparison of the similarities and differences in the plasma interaction of Venus, Mars and Titan; such comparisons have not yet been published.

This volume is aimed at graduate students and researchers working in planetary science and space physics.

Previously published in Space Science Reviews journal, Vol. 162/1-4, 2011.


Europlanet Book Induced Magnetospheres Ion Energization Non-Magnetic Solar System Bodies Planetary and Space Sciences Plasma Interaction Plasma Physics Space Plasma Physics Titan's Ionosphere

Editors and affiliations

  • Karoly Szego
    • 1
  1. 1.KFKI Research Institute for Particle and Nuclear PhysicsBudapestHungary

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-3289-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-3290-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1385-7525
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