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From Dust to Terrestrial Planets : Proceedings of an Issi Workshop, 15-19 February 1999, Bern, Switzerland - Willy Benz

From Dust to Terrestrial Planets

Proceedings of an Issi Workshop, 15-19 February 1999, Bern, Switzerland

By: Willy Benz (Editor), R. Kallenbach (Editor), Gunter Lugmair (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st October 2000
ISBN: 9780792364672
Number Of Pages: 423

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This volume gives a comprehensive and integrated overview of current knowledge and understanding of the processes occurring during the first 100 million years of the solar system, when the terrestrial planets formed. It is the result of a workshop at ISSI, where planetary scientists, astrophysicists, and cosmochemists exchanged their data, interpretations, and ideas on theoretical models.
The book provides a broad synthesis of ground- and space-based observations, laboratory experiments, numerical simulations, and theoretical considerations dealing with the collapse of molecular clouds to proto-planetary disks and their subsequent evolution. Emphasis is given to the evolution of the disk and the relevant timescales characterizing the underlying (magnetohydro)dynamical, (astro)physical, and (geo)chemical processes responsible for the current distribution and composition of the material in the solar system. Papers in this volume cover the topics of proto-solar disk formation and evolution, formation of the most original compounds and first solids and their subsequent accretion into planetesimals, planetary embryos, and ultimately into planets.
The book is intended to provide scientists in space physics and geophysical research with an up-to-date status report on current understanding of terrestrial planet formation, and also to serve the advanced graduate student with introductory material on this active field of research.

From Dust to Terrestrial Planets - Introduction; Timescales for the Formation of Terrestrial Planetsp. 1
Triggering Protostellar Collapse, Injection, and Disk Formationp. 13
Protostellar Disk Formation and Early Evolutionp. 23
Solar Nebula Magnetohydrodynamicsp. 39
Observational Constraints on Transport (and Mixing) in Pre-main Sequence Disksp. 55
Beta Pictoris and Other Solar Systemsp. 69
Temperature and Pressure Gradients in the Solar Nebulap. 87
The Beginning: Swift and Violentp. 97
Short-lived Radionuclides in Meteorites: Constraints on Nebular Timescales for the Production of Solidsp. 113
The Extinct Radionuclide Timescale of the Early Solar Systemp. 123
Short-lived Radioactivities and the Birth of the Sunp. 133
Protostellar Winds and Chondritic Meteoritesp. 153
Kinetics of Gas-grain Reactions in the Solar Nebulap. 177
The Solar System D/H Ratio: Observations and Theoriesp. 201
On the [superscript 53]Mn Heterogeneity in the Early Solar Nebulap. 225
Are There Chemical Gradients in the Inner Solar System?p. 237
Laboratory Experiments on Preplanetary Dust Aggregationp. 265
Low Velocity Collisions and the Growth of Planetesimalsp. 279
Formation of Planetesimals and Accretion of the Terrestrial Planetsp. 295
Planetary Accumulation with a Continuous Supply of Planetesimalsp. 311
Disks, Extrasolar Planets, and Migrationp. 323
An Oxygen Isotope Mixing Model for the Accretion and Composition of Rocky Planetsp. 341
Hf-W Chronometry and Inner Solar System Accretion Ratesp. 355
On the Isotopic Composition of Primordial Xenon in Terrestrial Planet Atmospheresp. 371
Minor Bodies: Spectral Gradients and Relationships with Meteoritesp. 397
Glossaryp. 415
List of Acronymsp. 419
Author Indexp. 421
List of Participantsp. 422
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780792364672
ISBN-10: 0792364678
Series: Space Sciences Issi
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 423
Published: 31st October 2000
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.49  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.79

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