1R38. Mechanics of Turbulence of Multicomponent Gases. Astrophysics and Space Science Library, Vol 269. - Edited by MYA Marov and AV Kolesnichenko (MV Keldysh Inst of Appl Math, Russian Acad of Sci, Moscow, Russia). Kluwer Acad Publ, Dordrecht, Netherlands. 2001. 375 pp. ISBN 1-4020-0103-7. $134.00.

Reviewed by AC Buckingham (Center for Adv Fluid Dyn Appl, LLNL, Mail Code L-23, PO Box 808, Livermore CA 94551).

This book provides both a valuable historical perspective and a comprehensive review of the theoretical considerations, model and procedural refinements, and illustrative computational results developed in Russia for analysis of terrestrial upper atmospheric physics and that of the atmospheric mantles surrounding the outer Solar System planetary giants. These planetary atmospheres are described as subject to nearly continuous molecular compositional, thermodynamic state and thermophysical phase changes as the result of, at least, the driving influences of: multi-spatial scale, compressible turbulent mixing; molecular mass, momentum, and...

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