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Polarimetry of Stars and Planetary Systems

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Ludmilla Kolokolova, James Hough, Anny-Chantal Levasseur-Regourd, Neil Gehrels, George Gehrels, Jo-Ann Gehrels, Aleida Gehrels, Michael I. Mishchenko, Christoph U. Keller, Frans Snik, David M. Harrington, Chris Packham, Jean-Baptiste Renard, Yuriy Shkuratov, Edith Hadamcik, Alexander Lazarian, B.-G. Andersson, Thiem Hoang, Karri Muinonen, Antti Penttilä, Gorden Videen, Olga Muñoz, Joop W. Hovenier, Terry Jay Jones, Douglas C. B. Whittet, Motohide Tamura, Jungmi Kwon, Pierre Bastien, Antonio Chrysostomou, Martin Houde, Brenda C. Matthews, Tim Gledhill, Stefano Bagnulo, John D. Landstreet, Marshall D. Perrin, Dean C. Hines, John P. Wisniewski, Glenn Schneider, Jan O. Stenflo, Vadim Kaydash, Michael Wolff, Nikolay Opanasenko, Viktor Korokhin, Robert West, Padma Yanamandra-Fisher, Vera Rosenbush, Nikolai Kiselev, Viktor Afanasiev, Alberto Cellino, Ricardo Gil-Hutton, Irina Belskaya, Jérémie Lasue, Sloane J. Wiktorowicz, Daphne M. Stam, William Sparks
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  • Date Published: September 2015
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107043909

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  • Summarising the striking advances of the last two decades, this reliable introduction to modern astronomical polarimetry provides a comprehensive review of state-of-the-art techniques, models and research methods. Focusing on optical and near-infrared wavelengths, each detailed, up-to-date chapter addresses a different facet of recent innovations, including new instrumentation, techniques and theories; new methods based on laboratory studies, enabling the modelling of polarimetric characteristics for a wide variety of astronomical objects; emerging fields of polarimetric exploration, including proto-planetary and debris discs, icy satellites, transneptunian objects, exoplanets, and the search for extraterrestrial life; and unique results produced by space telescopes, and polarimeters aboard exploratory spacecraft. With contributions from an international team of accomplished researchers, this is an ideal resource for astronomers and researchers working in astrophysics, earth sciences, and remote sensing keen to learn more about this valuable diagnostic tool. The book is dedicated to the memory of renowned polarimetrist Tom Gehrels.

    • Contains thoroughly reviewed, expert chapters provided by the world's leading experts in polarimetry
    • Observational techniques and models are applicable to a wide range of techniques for terrestrial remote sensing
    • Considers numerous applications of polarimetry, including star formation, the interstellar medium, and all types of solar system bodies, from giant planets to dust particles
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    • Date Published: September 2015
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107043909
    • length: 503 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 196 x 27 mm
    • weight: 1.25kg
    • contains: 320 b/w illus.
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction:
    1. Preface Ludmilla Kolokolova, James Hough and Anny-Chantal Levasseur-Regourd
    2. The life of Tom Gehrels Neil Gehrels, George Gehrels, Jo-Ann Gehrels and Aleida Gehrels
    Part II. Theory, Instrumentation, Laboratory Studies:
    3. Measurement and modelling of electromagnetic scattering by particles and particle groups Michael I. Mishchenko
    4. Instrumentation Christoph U. Keller, Frans Snik, David M. Harrington and Chris Packham
    5. Laboratory studies Anny-Chantal Levasseur-Regourd, Jean-Baptiste Renard, Yuriy Shkuratov and Edith Hadamcik
    6. Grain alignment: role of radiative torques and paramagnetic relaxation Alexander Lazarian, B.-G. Andersson and Thiem Hoang
    7. Multiple scattering of light in particulate planetary media Karri Muinonen, Antti Penttilä and Gorden Videen
    8. Experimental scattering matrices of clouds of randomly oriented particles Olga Muñoz and Joop W. Hovenier
    Part III. Stars and their Environment:
    9. Interstellar polarization Terry Jay Jones and Douglas C. B. Whittet
    10. Young stellar objects and their environment Motohide Tamura and Jungmi Kwon
    11. T Tauri and Herbig Ae/Be stars Pierre Bastien
    12. Magnetic fields in high-mass star forming regions Antonio Chrysostomou, Martin Houde and Brenda C. Matthews
    13. Evolved stars Tim Gledhill
    14. Stellar magnetic fields Stefano Bagnulo and John D. Landstreet
    15. Imaging of protoplanetary and debris disks Marshall D. Perrin, Dean C. Hines, John P. Wisniewski and Glenn Schneider
    Part IV. Solar System:
    16. The Sun Jan O. Stenflo
    17. Terrestrial planets Vadim Kaydash, Yuriy Shkuratov, Michael Wolff and Gorden Videen
    18. The Moon Yuriy Shkuratov, Nikolay Opanasenko, Viktor Korokhin and Gorden Videen
    19. Gas giant planets, Saturn's rings, and Titan Robert West, Padma Yanamandra-Fisher and Viktor Korokhin
    20. Icy moons of the outer planets Vera Rosenbush, Nikolai Kiselev and Viktor Afanasiev
    21. Asteroids Alberto Cellino, Ricardo Gil-Hutton and Irina Belskaya
    22. Comets Nikolai Kiselev, Vera Rosenbush, Anny Chantal Levasseur-Regourd and Ludmilla Kolokolova
    23. Transneptunian objects and Centaurs Irina Belskaya and Stefano Bagnulo
    24. Interplanetary dust Jérémie Lasue, Anny-Chantal Levasseur-Regourd and Alexander Lazarian
    Part V. Exoplanets and Exobiology:
    25. Exoplanets Sloane J. Wiktorowicz and Daphne M. Stam
    26. Astrobiology William Sparks, James Hough and Ludmilla Kolokolova
    Appendix A. Polarimetric definitions for astronomy.

  • Editors

    Ludmilla Kolokolova, University of Maryland, College Park
    Ludmilla Kolokolova is a Senior Research Scientist at the University of Maryland, focusing on polarimetric remote sensing of comets, asteroids and cosmic dust and polarimetric techniques in astrobiology.

    James Hough, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield
    James Hough is a Research Professor at the University of Hertfordshire. He led the astronomy research programme for over thirty years with polarimetry as his main research interest. He has been awarded the Herschel Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society (2010).

    Anny-Chantal Levasseur-Regourd, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris
    Anny-Chantal Levasseur-Regourd is a Professor at the Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris, where her research activities focus on the physics of small bodies in the Solar System. She has been Principal Investigator for light scattering experiments on rockets, satellites and space probes, and an Officer of the French Légion d'Honneur since 2013.

    Contributors

    Ludmilla Kolokolova, James Hough, Anny-Chantal Levasseur-Regourd, Neil Gehrels, George Gehrels, Jo-Ann Gehrels, Aleida Gehrels, Michael I. Mishchenko, Christoph U. Keller, Frans Snik, David M. Harrington, Chris Packham, Jean-Baptiste Renard, Yuriy Shkuratov, Edith Hadamcik, Alexander Lazarian, B.-G. Andersson, Thiem Hoang, Karri Muinonen, Antti Penttilä, Gorden Videen, Olga Muñoz, Joop W. Hovenier, Terry Jay Jones, Douglas C. B. Whittet, Motohide Tamura, Jungmi Kwon, Pierre Bastien, Antonio Chrysostomou, Martin Houde, Brenda C. Matthews, Tim Gledhill, Stefano Bagnulo, John D. Landstreet, Marshall D. Perrin, Dean C. Hines, John P. Wisniewski, Glenn Schneider, Jan O. Stenflo, Vadim Kaydash, Michael Wolff, Nikolay Opanasenko, Viktor Korokhin, Robert West, Padma Yanamandra-Fisher, Vera Rosenbush, Nikolai Kiselev, Viktor Afanasiev, Alberto Cellino, Ricardo Gil-Hutton, Irina Belskaya, Jérémie Lasue, Sloane J. Wiktorowicz, Daphne M. Stam, William Sparks

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