Internal structure of gas giants and ice giants. Equations of state. Equilibrium of rotating bodies. Escape of internal heat.
Please read the following in Carroll & Ostlie. Note that you only need to read the subsections of 10.4 listed here.
|10.4||Energy Transport and Thermodynamics|
|Adiabatic Gradient — Convection Criterion|
|21.1||The Giant Worlds|
|The Discovery of the Galilean Moons — The Discoveries of Uranus and Neptune — Missions to the Giant Planets — Composition and Structure — The Distribution of Mass Inside the Planets — The Cores of the Planets — Internal Heat and the Cooling Timescale — Modeling the Interiors of the Giant Planets — The Upper Atmospheres — The Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 Impacts on Jupiter — Atmospheric Dynamics — Magnetic Fields|
|21.2||The Moons of the Giants|
|The Evolution of the Galilean Moons — The Effects of Tidal Forces on Io — Io's Interaction with Jupiter's Magnetic Field — Europa — Ganymede — Callisto — A Unified Formation of the Galilean Moons — The Smaller Moons of Jupiter — Saturn's Titan with its Thick Atmosphere — Mimas and the Herschel Crater — The Chaotic Surface of Miranda, a Moon of Uranus — Neptune's Triton|
|21.3||Planetary Ring Systems|
|The Structure of Saturn's Rings — The Composition of Saturn's Rings — Jupiter's Tenuous Ring System — The Rings of Uranus — Neptune's Rings — Physical Processes Affecting Ring Systems — Ring Formation|
Giant Planets & Satellites. I, 2 October 2012
Giant Planets & Satellites. II, 4 October 2012
Problem Set #6: Due 11 October 2012. Note clarification added to problem 4(a).
Joshua E. Barnes
(barnes at ifa.hawaii.edu)
4 October 2012