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Uranus, Neptune, and Exoplanets

Andrew P. Ingersoll

in Planetary Climates

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145044
eISBN:
9781400848232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145044.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter focuses on the climates of Uranus, Neptune, and exoplanets. Uranus spins on its side, which allows a comparison between sunlight and rotation for their effects on weather patterns. In ... More


Rotating Stars and Revolving Planets: Bayesian Exploration of the Pulsating Sky *

Thomas J. Loredo

in Bayesian Statistics 9

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199694587
eISBN:
9780191731921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694587.003.0012
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

I describe ongoing work on the development of Bayesian methods for exploring periodically varying phenomena in astronomy, addressing two classes of sources: pulsars, and extrasolar planets ... More


PLANETARY EVOLUTION AND COMPARATIVE CLIMATOLOGY

I. M. Vardavas and F. W. Taylor

in Radiation and Climate

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199227471
eISBN:
9780191711138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227471.003.0012
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

This chapter looks at climate change in the broader planetary sense. It examines evolutionary process in planetary atmospheres, with an application to the modelling of the evolution of the Earth's ... More


Historical Understanding of Life’s Beginnings

John Oró

in Life's Origin: The Beginnings of Biological Evolution

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233904
eISBN:
9780520928701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233904.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses a number of physical and chemical creative processes in the history of the Universe that are relevant to the origin of life. These creative processes have continued from the ... More


From Dust to Life: The Origin and Evolution of Our Solar System

John Chambers and Jacqueline Mitton

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175706
eISBN:
9781400885565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175706.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The birth and evolution of our solar system is a tantalizing mystery that may one day provide answers to the question of human origins. This book tells the remarkable story of how the celestial ... More


Orbits

David M. Wittman

in The Elements of Relativity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780199658633
eISBN:
9780191863653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199658633.003.0017
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Orbits are ubiquitous in the universe: moons orbit planets, planets orbit stars, stars orbit around the center of the Milky Way galaxy, and so on. Any theory of gravity will have to explain the ... More


Basic Solar and Planetary Properties

Kelly Chance and Randall V. Martin

in Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer of Planetary Atmospheres

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199662104
eISBN:
9780191748370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199662104.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

Basic properties of the Sun, the Earth and its atmosphere, other solar system atmospheres, and extrasolar planetary atmospheres are introduced here to provide background and context for the detailed ... More


Observation selection effects and global catastrophic risks

Milan M. ćirković

in Global Catastrophic Risks

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198570509
eISBN:
9780191918100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198570509.003.0010
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

Different types of global catastrophic risks (GCRs) are studied in various chapters of this book by direct analysis. In doing so, researchers benefit from ... More


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