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    Krissansen-Totton, Joshua Arney, Giada N. and Catling, David C. 2018. Constraining the climate and ocean pH of the early Earth with a geological carbon cycle model. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 115, Issue. 16, p. 4105.

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    Lehmer, Owen R. Catling, David C. and Zahnle, Kevin J. 2017. The Longevity of Water Ice on Ganymedes and Europas around Migrated Giant Planets. The Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 839, Issue. 1, p. 32.

    Lehmer, Owen R. and Catling, David C. 2017. Rocky Worlds Limited to ∼1.8 Earth Radii by Atmospheric Escape during a Star’s Extreme UV Saturation. The Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 845, Issue. 2, p. 130.

    Zahnle, Kevin J. and Catling, David C. 2017. The Cosmic Shoreline: The Evidence that Escape Determines which Planets Have Atmospheres, and what this May Mean for Proxima Centauri B. The Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 843, Issue. 2, p. 122.

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As the search for Earth-like exoplanets gathers pace, in order to understand them, we need comprehensive theories for how planetary atmospheres form and evolve. Written by two well-known planetary scientists, this text explains the physical and chemical principles of atmospheric evolution and planetary atmospheres, in the context of how atmospheric composition and climate determine a planet's habitability. The authors survey our current understanding of the atmospheric evolution and climate on Earth, on other rocky planets within our Solar System, and on planets far beyond. Incorporating a rigorous mathematical treatment, they cover the concepts and equations governing a range of topics, including atmospheric chemistry, thermodynamics, radiative transfer, and atmospheric dynamics, and provide an integrated view of planetary atmospheres and their evolution. This interdisciplinary text is an invaluable one-stop resource for graduate-level students and researchers working across the fields of atmospheric science, geochemistry, planetary science, astrobiology, and astronomy.


'New books on the atmospheric sciences keep coming, … The latest addition to the canon by David Catling and James Kasting is particularly noteworthy for its very comprehensive coverage of the subject, in nearly six hundred large pages, and for the eminence of its authors, both well-known and respected in the field. Much of the material covered is standard stuff - radiative transfer, photochemistry, thermodynamics, and so forth - but with a refreshingly clear treatment that will be of value to students, particularly those at the graduate level. The real strength, however, is in the coverage of evolutionary aspects: given the known physics, and the geological record, etc., what can we say about the Earth’s atmosphere in the past, its origins, and how it evolved to what we see today? … This is an excellent account of the current state of the art.'

F. W. Taylor Source: The Observatory

'This volume concentrates on the structure, constituents and evolution of planetary atmospheres, which are clearly crucial to the potential for life on those worlds … this book provides a detailed and comprehensive coverage of this fast-developing subject.'

Source: Room: The Space Journal

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