WorldCat Identities

Lorenz, Ralph 1969-

Overview
Works: 29 works in 142 publications in 2 languages and 5,335 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: QB405, 523.986
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ralph Lorenz
Titan unveiled : Saturn's mysterious moon explored by Ralph Lorenz( )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 2,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals the startling new discoveries that have been made since the arrival of the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn and Titan and offers readers a close-up look at a world that could hold clues to the origins of life on Earth
Spinning flight : dynamics of frisbees, boomerangs, samaras, and skipping stones by Ralph Lorenz( Book )

24 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More Frisbees are sold each year than baseballs, basketballs, and footballs combined. Yet these familiar flying objects have subtle and clever aerodynamic and gyrodynamic properties which are only recently being documented by wind tunnel and other studies. This book develops the theme of disc-wings and spinning aerospace vehicles in parallel. Boomerangs represent another category of spinning aerodynamic body whose behavior can only be understood by coupling aerodynamics with gyrodynamics. The narrative, supported by equations and graphs, explains how the shape and throw of a boomerang relates to its trajectory. The natural world presents still other examples, namely the samaras or "seed-wings" of many tree species. "Toys" familiar to all of us are covered as well as high-tech products of the aerospace industry. Spinning Flight includes not only published results but also describes Lorenz's own experiments, with "how-to" instructions on how readers can do their own experiments
Space systems failures : disasters and rescues of satellites, rockets and space probes by David M Harland( )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Space Systems Failures David Harland and Ralph Lorenz review the causes of failures and how the engineering knowledge base has been enhanced by the lessons learned. The tales they all provide a valuable insight into the trials and tribulations of exploration and exploitation of the high frontier."--Jacket
Non-equilibrium thermodynamics and the production of entropy : life, earth, and beyond by A Kleidon( )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book provides a general introduction to non-equilibrium thermodynamics as it applies to life, the Earth system, planetary processes, and Astrobiology. Specifically, the principles of Minimum and Maximum Entropy Production are explained as well as associated concepts of macroscopic reproducibility - the key concept behind thermodynamics - and self-organized criticality. The relevance of these principles in understanding emergent behavior in complex dissipative systems is demonstrated by a range of examples, such as turbulence and heat transport in climate systems, the evolution of landscapes, atmosphere-biosphere interactions, and the Gaia hypothesis."--Jacket
Dune worlds : how windblown sand shapes planetary landscapes by Ralph Lorenz( )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four major developments in dune research have occurred in recent years. Following the discovery of dunes on Saturn's moon, Titan, a whole new dimension has been added to aeolian studies. The vast amounts of data now coming in from Mars bring a new perspective to the abundant dunes on that planet. In the last decade, radar methods and high-resolution imaging have revolutionized the global observation of Earth's dunes. New instrumentation has improved field study capabilities, and powerful computational tools have opened new methods of simulating dune formation and evolution. Lavishly illustrated with over 300 photographs and figures, many in color, Dune Worlds covers all these developments to provide a unique and comprehensive overview of dunes, how we study them, and how they relate to their planetary environments. Lavishly illustrated with over 300 photographs and figures, many in color, Dune Worlds covers all these developments to provide a unique and comprehensive overview of dunes, how we study them, and how they relate to their planetary environments.
Lifting Titan's veil : exploring the giant moon of Saturn by Ralph Lorenz( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lifting Titan's Veil is a revealing account of the second largest moon in our solar system. This world in orbit around Saturn is the only body in the solar system with an atmosphere strikingly similar to Earth's and the only moon with a substantial atmosphere. Nitrogen is the main gas in Titan's atmosphere but it is laced with a cocktail of hydrocarbons and is virtually opaque to human eyes because of layers of orange smog. Beneath the haze, lakes of liquid methane may be a feature of the frigid landscape. Titan is like a giant laboratory in deep freeze that may help scientists understand the first chemical steps towards the origin of life." "This book will appeal to readers interested in astronomical discovery and space exploration. It is an introduction to Titan, and essential reading for anyone who wants to be ready for the arrival of Cassini-Huygens in 2004"--Jacket
Exploring planetary climate : a history of scientific discovery on Earth, Mars, Venus, and Titan by Ralph Lorenz( Book )

9 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book chronicles the history of climate science and planetary exploration, focusing on our ever-expanding knowledge of Earth's climate, and the parallel research underway on some of our nearest neighbours: Mars, Venus and Titan. From early telescopic observation of clouds and ice caps on planetary bodies in the seventeenth century, to the dawn of the space age and the first robotic planetary explorers, the book presents a comprehensive chronological overview of planetary climate research, right up to the dramatic recent developments in detecting and characterising exoplanets. Meanwhile, the book also documents the discoveries about our own climate on Earth, not only about how it works today, but also how profoundly different it has been in the past. Highly topical and written in an accessible and engaging narrative style, this book provides invaluable historical context for students, researchers, professional scientists, and those with a general interest in planetary climate research."--Back cover
NASA/ESA/ASI Cassini-Huygens : 1997-2017 : (Cassini orbiter, Huygens probe and future exploration concepts) : owner's workshop manual by Ralph Lorenz( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to field orientation and high performance AC drives by IEEE Industry Applications Society( Book )

2 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dust devils by Workshop on Dust Devils on Mars and Earth( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Planetary landers and entry probes by Andrew J Ball( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book provides a concise but broad overview of the engineering, science and flight history of planetary landers and atmospheric entry probes - vehicles designed to explore the atmospheres and surfaces of other worlds. It covers engineering aspects specific to such vehicles, such as landing systems, parachutes, planetary protection and entry shields, which are not usually treated in traditional spacecraft engineering texts. Examples are drawn from over thirty different lander and entry probe designs that have been used for lunar and planetary missions since the early 1960s. The authors provide detailed illustrations of many vehicle designs from space programmes worldwide, and give basic information on their missions and payloads, irrespective of the mission's success or failure. Several missions are discussed in more detail, in order to demonstrate the broad range of the challenges involved and the solutions implemented. Planetary Landers and Entry Probes will form an important reference for professionals, academic researchers and graduate students involved in planetary science, aerospace engineering and space mission development."--Jacket
Non-equilibrium Thermodynamics and the Production of Entropy Life, Earth, and Beyond by A Kleidon( )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NASA/ESA/ASI Cassini-Huygens owner's workshop manual : 1997 onwards by Ralph Lorenz( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NASA/ESA/ASI Cassini-Huygens owner's workshop manual : 1997-2017 by Ralph Lorenz( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Księżyc jak planeta by Ralph Lorenz( )

1 edition published in 2010 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Titan unveiled : Saturn's mysterious moon explored by Ralph Lorenz( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The sand seas of Titan : Cassini RADAR observations of longitudinal dunes by Ralph Lorenz( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Penetrometry in the solar system II : proceedings of the International Workshop held in Graz, September 25-28, 2006 by International Workshop on Penetrometry in the Solar System( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"This volume reports on the latest developments in a small, but exciting field of research, namely the in situ exploration of planetary sub-surface layers. This field will become more and more important in the coming decades, since several recent space missions and a few in the near future landers that have carry instruments for sub-surface exploring. Among these are: The ESA's Huygens mission, which successfully landed on Saturn's moon Titan in 2004, ESA's comet mission Rosetta lander including its Philae, expected to land on a comet nucleus in 2014, and several lander missions to the Moon and to Mars. Different methods exist for gaining access to the sub-surface of a planetary body, and these are discussed here in detail. Among these are: hammering devices, drilling devices, melting probes, and penetrators. A major part of the book is devoted to describing such devices and to a comparison of their performance in different planetary environments. Penetrators can be considered 'hard landers'; they approach the planetary surface at high speed and enter the sub-surface simply through their high inertial momentum. Such devices are subjected to very high inertial forces during landing and penetration, and the instruments aboard such vehicles must be able to withstand these high deceleration forces without being damaged. In contrast, hammering and drilling devices and melting probes are launched in a more gentle way and need soft landers for their operation. All of these methods are expected to be applied in the near future on the surfaces of Mars, the Moon, as well as a number of comets and asteroids. The application of melting probes is restricted to surfaces consisting of ice, but this might be the most effective means for exploring deep layers on icy satellites like Jupiter's moon Europa or Saturn's moon Enceladus, which are of high interest with regard to astrobiology."--Publisher's description
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1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A force vector and surface orientation sensor for intelligent grasping by W. D McGlasson( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Titan unveiled : Saturn's mysterious moon explored
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Spinning flight : dynamics of frisbees, boomerangs, samaras, and skipping stonesSpace systems failures : disasters and rescues of satellites, rockets and space probesNon-equilibrium thermodynamics and the production of entropy : life, earth, and beyondLifting Titan's veil : exploring the giant moon of SaturnNon-equilibrium Thermodynamics and the Production of Entropy Life, Earth, and Beyond
Alternative Names
Lorenz, R. D.

Lorenz, R. D. 1969-

Lorenz, R. D. (Ralph D.), 1969-

Lorenz Ralph D.

Lorenz, Ralph D. 1969-...

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English (131)

Polish (1)