Tables

1.1 Observed properties of the giant planets and Earth 3

1.2a Major satellites of Jupiter 8

1.2b Major satellites of Saturn 10

1.2c Major satellites of Uranus 13

1.2d Major satellites of Neptune 14

1.2e Properties of Pluto and Charon 15

2.1 Solar system abundances of the elements 38

2.2a Bulk composition of the Jovian planets (relative to H2) 39

2.2b Bulk composition of the Jovian planets (as mole fractions) 40

2.3 Solar system D/H ratios 44

2.4 Solar system 12C/13C ratios 48

2.5 Gravitational and magnetic properties of Earth and giant planets 50

3.1 Calculated exospheric escape times for the giant planets, Earth, Titan, and Triton 62

3.2 Thermal balance of the Earth and giant planets 67

4.1 Mean pressure/temperature properties of the giant planet atmospheres 74

4.2 Measured estimates of the eddy-mixing coefficient in the giant planet atmospheres 85

4.3 Refractive index parameters and depolarization factors for giant planet gases 91

4.4 Pressure level of unit optical depth for Rayleigh scattering in the giant planet atmospheres 91

4.5 Coefficients A, B for various sublimation and vaporization curves relevant to giant planet atmospheres 96

4.6 Composition of Jupiter 102

4.7 Composition of Saturn 114

4.8 Composition of Uranus 124

4.9 Composition of Neptune 132

5.1 Instability criteria 159

6.1 Symmetry classifications of molecules relevant to giant planets 219

7.1 La Silla telescopes 281

7.2 Mauna Kea telescopes 285

7.3 Receivers available at the VLA 291

7.4 Spatial resolutions of terrestrial and Earth-orbiting telescopes at the giant planets 305

7.5 Conversion of angular resolution to spatial resolution (in kilometers) as a function of distance 305

7.6 Cassini orbiter field-and-particle instruments 324

7.7 Cassini orbiter remote-sensing instruments 325

8.1 Rosetta instruments 354

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