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Cold Aqueous Planetary Geochemistry with FREZCHEM : From Modeling to the Search for Life at the Limits

Publication year: 2008

ISBN: 978-3-540-75679-8

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At the core of the technical chapters is the FREZCHEM model, initially developed over many years by one of the authors to quantify aqueous electrolyte properties and chemical thermodynamics at subzero temperatures. FREZCHEM, of general relevance to biogeochemists and geochemical modelers, cold planetary scientists, physicochemists and chemical engineers, is subsequently applied to the exploration of biogeochemical applications to solar systems bodies in general, and to speculations about the limits for life in cold environments in particular.

Subject: Earth and Environmental Science / astrobiology modeling / book on FREZCHEM / cryospheres / geochemistry / planetary geochemistry / thermodynamics / Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics) / Physical Chemistry / Astrobiology / Geophysics / Geodesy