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  • 380 b/w illus.
  • Page extent: 804 pages
  • Size: 247 x 174 mm
  • Weight: 1.6 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 523.53
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: n/a
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Meteors
    • Comets

Library of Congress Record


 (ISBN-13: 9780521853491 | ISBN-10: 0521853494)

Meteor Showers and Their Parent Comets

Cambridge University Press
9780521853491 - Meteor Showers and Their Parent Comets - by Peter Jenniskens
Table of Contents


Prefacepage ix
Part IIntroduction1
  1How meteor showers were linked to comets3
  2What is at the core of comets?12
  3The formation of meteoroid streams28
  4Meteors from meteoroid impacts on Earth39
  5Comet and meteoroid orbits58
Part IIParent bodies69
  6Long-period comets71
  7Halley-type comets88
  8Jupiter-family comets108
  9Fading comets of the inner Solar System130
10Asteroids as parent bodies of meteoroid streams140
Part IIIYoung streams from water vapor drag151
11Forecasting meteor storms from what planets do to dust trails153
12Meteor storm chasing161
13Meteor outbursts from long-period comets172
14Trapped: the Leonid Filament201
15The Leonid storms216
16The Ursids263
17The Perseids271
18Other Halley-type comets301
19Dust trails of Jupiter-family comets321
Part IVYoung streams from comet fragmentation355
21Broken comets377
23The sunskirting Arietids and δ-Aquariids423
24α-Capricornids and κ-Cygnids438
25The Taurid complex455
Part VOld streams and sporadic meteoroids473
26Annual showers475
27Dispersion from gradually evolving parent body orbits485
28The ecliptic streams496
29Toroidal streams515
30Meteor showers from asteroids520
31Sporadic meteors and the zodiacal cloud531
Part VIImpact and relevance of meteor showers545
33Meteor showers on other planets561
34Meteors and the origin of life575
  1Historic showers598
  2Showers from extinct comet nuclei612
  3Showers from long-period comets617
  4Leonid showers619
  5Other Halley-type showers641
  6Showers from Jupiter-family comets667
  7Working list of annual (cometary) showers691
  8Meteoroid stream formation ages747
  9Working list of potential asteroidal streams748
10Meteor showers on other planets752
11Calendar of exceptional meteor showers (2005–2052)759
Units and constants790

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