By Wing-huen Ip, Wing-huen Ip, Yun-Tai Chen

Advances in Geosciences is the results of a concerted attempt in bringing the newest effects and making plans actions regarding earth and house technology in Asia and the overseas enviornment. the amount editors are all prime scientists of their examine fields protecting six sections: Hydrological technological know-how (HS), Planetary technological know-how (PS), sun Terrestrial (ST), good Earth (SE), Ocean technological know-how (OS) and Atmospheric technology (AS). the most function is to spotlight the medical matters necessary to the examine of earthquakes, tsunamis, atmospheric airborne dirt and dust storms, weather swap, drought, flood, typhoons, monsoons, house climate, and planetary exploration.

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The largest planet and its complex planetary system would be studied by several main objectives: (1) The structure of a gas planet: the internal and atmospheric structures of a gas planet which could not be a star. (2) The Jovian-type magnetosphere: the structure and processes of the largest and strongest magnetosphere in the solar system. (3) The structure, composition, and evolution of Jupiter and its satellite system. The small Jovian orbiter accompanied with the Solar-Sail Project will try to establish the technical feasibility of such future outer planet missions in Japan.

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Fig. 3. The phase–polarization curve of (234) Barbara, from observations in V and R colors by some of the authors of the present article. The data include some unpublished data obtained recently at the El Leoncito observatory. The phase angle, α, is given in degrees. 11 The objects now classified as Ld are a subclass of a larger class called L. Both L and Ld asteroids were previously classified as S, the dominant taxonomic class in the inner part of the asteroid main belt. Is the unusual taxonomic classification of (234) Barbara directly related to its peculiar polarimetric behavior?

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