Biography at NASA libraries

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Ichtiaque Rasool’s biography should be available at 9 NASA libraries! Go check it out.

Physics of the Solar System

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Introduction to Solar Physics

Internal Rotation of the Sun

A History of Solar Rotation

Dynamics of the Outer Solar Atmosphere

The Interplanetary Plasma Lower Atmospheres of the Planets

The Composition of Planetary Atmospheres

Interior Structure of Giant Planets

Radar and Radio Exploration of the Planets

Nature and Interpretation of the Apollo 11

Lunar Samples

Origin of the Solar System

Evolution of Planetary Atmospheres

History of the Lunar Orbit

Publisher: University Press of the Pacific (February 14, 2005)

Author: NASA

Editor: S.I. Rasool




Facing Climate Change Together

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The vast majority of climate scientists now agree that human-induced climate change is a reality, but there is much ongoing research and debate. Nevertheless, our global society is confronted with the urgent need for a wise response to potential climate change. This volume brings together scientists from the US and Europe to review the state of the art in climate change science. It draws from the most recent assessment reports of the IPCC, but scientific jargon has been minimized for readers from different backgrounds. Each chapter provides a description of a particular aspect of the climate problem, its role in current climate change, its potential future impacts, and its societal importance. This book is written for scientists and students in a wide range of fields, such as atmospheric science, physics, chemistry, biology, geography, geology and socioeconomics, who are seeking a coherent and broad review of climate change issues.

Cambridge University Press 2008

Edited by Catherine Gautier,University of California, Santa Barbara
Jean-Louis Fellous, European Space Agency
Conclusions S. Ichtiaque Rasool and Jean-Claude Duplessy

Système Terre

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Un expose pour comprendre, un essai pour réfléchir.

Flammarion, 1993

La Terre Une Planète Pas Comme Les Autres

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Pourquoi la terre est elle unique en son genre? Cette interrogation revêt aujourd’hui une importance scientifique majeure: notre maison dans l’Univers n’est vraiment pas, en effet, une planète comme les autres, et il est essentiel de comprendre pourquoi et comment la terre a évolué dans le temps, puis est devenue dans le cosmos un havre merveilleux ou la vie s’épanouit.

Le livre fait ressortir a quel point l’existence de la Terre est un véritable miracle.

Ecrit par S. Ichtiaque Rasool and Nicolas Skrotzky, Edition Denoel, 1988


La Tierra, Ese Planeta Diferente

Mediterranean Land-surface Processes Assessed from Space (Regional Climate Studies)

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Mediterranean Land-surface Processes Assessed from Space (Regional Climate Studies).

This book is the result of two workshops held back-to-back in Casablanca at which scientists from all over the Mediterranean area and from Africa reported and compared their results on the analysis and interpretation on climatological data and on empirical process studies. This resulted in a comprehensive presentation on climate variability and climatic trends within the Mediterranean basin and of certain African regions. The interdependencies of the Mediterranean climate and the global climate system are discussed as well as the processes linking the atmosphere, sea, and land masses.

Finally, aprognosis shows how research projects may in the futures interact to fill gaps in our knowledge and merge their results into an intergrative  understanding of the complexe “Mediterranean system” and its socio-economical implications.

 Bolle, H.-J.; Eckardt, M.; Koslowsky, D.; Maselli, F.; Melia Miralles, J.; Menenti, M.; Olesen, F.-S.; Petkov, L.; Rasool, S.I.; Griend, A. (Eds.)


A Memoire

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Ichtiaque Rasool was born in a rich Muslim family in India in 1930 and received Koranic education at home until the age of nine. Recently he retired from NASA as a Chief Scientist. How did it happen, it is a long story full of suspense and adventure and that is what this book is all about.