Edited by Michel Festou, H. Uwe Keller, and Harold A. Weaver

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A Brief Conceptual History of Cometary Science (pp. 3–16)
M. C. Festou, H. U. Keller, and H. A. Weaver
7037.pdf (134 K)

Cometary Science:  The Present and Future (pp. 17–22)
M. F. A'Hearn
7036.pdf (59 K)


The Cycle of Matter in Our Galaxy (pp. 25–31)
W. M. Irvine and J. I. Lunine
7030.pdf (76 K)

Composition and Evolution of Interstellar Clouds (pp. 33–66)
D. H. Wooden, S. B. Charnley, and P. Ehrenfreund
7015.pdf (1.1 MB)

From Molecular Clouds to Circumstellar Disks (pp. 67–80)
A. P. Boss
7001.pdf (2.8 MB)

The Observation of Circumstellar Disks:  Dust and Gas Components (pp. 81–95)
A. Dutrey, A. Lecaveler des Etangs, and J.-C. Augereau
7020.pdf (823 K)

From Icy Grains to Comets (pp. 97–104)
S. J. Weidenschilling
7005.pdf (517 K)

Coupled Physical and Chemical Evolution of Volatiles in the Protoplanetary Disk:  A Tale of Three Elements (pp. 105–113)
J. I. Lunine and D. Gautier
7033.pdf (159 K)

From Interstellar Material to Comet Particles and Molecules (pp. 115–133)
P. Ehrenfreund, S. B. Charnley, and D. Wooden
7026.pdf (1.1 MB)


Cometary Orbit Determination and Nongravitational Forces (pp. 137–151)
D. K. Yeomans, P. W. Chodas, G. Sitarski, S. Szutowicz, and M. Królikowska
7009.pdf (302 K)

Oort Cloud Formation and Dynamics (pp. 153–174)
L. Dones, P. R. Weissman, H. F. Levison, and M. J. Duncan
7031.pdf (649 K)

The Kuiper Belt and the Primordial Evolution of the Solar System (pp. 175–191)
A. Morbidelli and M. E. Brown
7004.pdf (531 K)

Dynamical Evolution of Ecliptic Comets (pp. 193–204)
M. Duncan, H. Levison, and L. Dones
7029.pdf (795 K)

Current Questions in Cometary Dynamics (pp. 205–208)
H. Rickman
7034.pdf (46 K)


In Situ Observations of Cometary Nuclei (pp. 211–222)
H. U. Keller, D. Britt, B. J. Buratti, and N. Thomas
7017.pdf (911 K)

The Sizes, Shapes, Albedos, and Colors of Cometary Nuclei (pp. 223–264)
P. L. Lamy, I. Toth, Y. R. Fernandez, and H. A. Weaver
7022.pdf (1.3 MB)

Radar Studies of Comet Nuclei and Grain Comae (pp. 265–279)
J. K. Harmon, M. C. Nolan, S. J. Ostro, and D. B. Campbell
7003.pdf (473 K)

Rotation of Cometary Nuclei (pp. 281–299)
N. H. Samarasinha, B. E. A. Mueller, M. J. S. Belton, and L. Jorda
7018.pdf (476 K)

Split Comets (pp. 301–316)
H. Boehnhardt
7011.pdf (2.1 MB)

Physical and Chemical Evolution of Cometary Nuclei (pp. 317–335)
K. J. Meech and J. Svoren
7032.pdf (1.6 MB)

Structure and Density of Cometary Nuclei (pp. 337–357)
P. R. Weissman, E. Asphaug, and S. C. Lowry
7016.pdf (1.4 MB)

Modeling the Structure and Activity of Comet Nuclei (pp. 359–387)
D. Prialnik, J. Benkhoff, and M. Podolak
7007.pdf (1.2 MB)


The Composition of Cometary Volatiles (pp. 391–423)
D. Bockelée-Morvan, J. Crovisier, M. J. Mumma, and H. A. Weaver
7025.pdf (1.3 MB)

Spectroscopic Investigations of Fragment Species in the Coma (pp. 425–447)
P. D. Feldman, A. L. Cochran, and M. R. Combi
7019.pdf (689 K)

Photometry and Imaging of the Coma with Narrowband Filters (pp. 449–469)
D. G. Schleicher and T. L. Farnham
7013.pdf (1.8 MB)

Nucleus-Coma Structural Relationships:  Lessons from Physical Models (pp. 471–503)
J. F. Crifo, M. Fulle, N. I. Kömle, and K. Szego
7021.pdf (3.5 MB)

Physical Processes and Chemical Reactions in Cometary Comae (pp. 505–522)
S. D. Rodgers, S. B. Charnley, W. F. Huebner, and D. C. Boice
7035.pdf (764 K)

Gas Dynamics and Kinetics in the Cometary Coma:  Theory and Observations (pp. 523–552)
M. R. Combi, W. M. Harris, and W. H. Smyth
7023.pdf (1.2 MB)


Composition and Mineralogy of Cometary Dust (pp. 555–564)
M. S. Hanner and J. P. Bradley
7002.pdf (615 K)

Motion of Cometary Dust (pp. 565–575)
M. Fulle
7006.pdf (1.3 MB)

Physical Properties of Cometary Dust from Light Scattering and Thermal Emission (pp. 577–604)
L. Kolokolova, M. S. Hanner, A.-Ch. Levasseur-Regourd, and B. Ĺ. S. Gustafson
7008.pdf (1.7 MB)

Global Solar Wind Interaction and Ionospheric Dynamics (pp. 605–629)
W.-H. Ip
7028.pdf (5.1 MB)

X-Ray and Extreme Ultraviolet Emission from Comets (pp. 631–643)
C. M. Lisse, T. E. Cravens, and K. Dennerl
7014.pdf (1.4 MB)


Surface Characteristics of Transneptunian Objects and Centaurs from Photometry and Spectroscopy (pp. 647–658)
M. A. Barucci, A. Doressoundiram, and D. P. Cruikshank
7010.pdf (400 K)

From Cradle to Grave:  The Rise and Demise of the Comets (pp. 659–676)
D. C. Jewitt
7012.pdf (1.3 MB)

The Interplanetary Dust Complex and Comets (pp. 677–693)
M. V. Sykes, E. Grün, W. T. Reach, and P. Jenniskens
7024.pdf (1.2 MB)

Laboratory Experiments on Cometary Materials (pp. 695–717)
L. Colangeli, J. R. Brucato, A. Bar-Nun, R. L. Hudson, and M. H. Moore
7027.pdf (1.8 MB)


Note:  For some color plates there was no discernible difference in file size between the medium-resolution versions and the high-resolution versions. In these cases, only the high-resolution files are provided.

Plates 1–4 (accompanies chapter #7020 by Dutrey et al.)
High resolution:  Plates 1–4 (872 K)

Plate 5 (accompanies chapter #7031 by Dones et al.)
High resolution:  Plate 5 (634 K)

Plate 6 (accompanies chapter #7031 by Dones et al.)
High resolution:  Plate 6 (635 K)

Plates 7–8 (accompanies chapter #7029 by Duncan et al.)
High resolution:  Plates 7–8 (541 K)

Plate 9 (accompanies chapter #7021 by Crifo et al.)
High resolution:  Plate 9 (969 K)
Medium resolution:  Plate 9 (584 K)

Plate 10 (accompanies chapter #7021 by Crifo et al.)
High resolution:  Plate 10 (1.9 MB)
Medium resolution:  Plate 10 (699 K)

Plate 11 (accompanies chapter #7021 by Crifo et al.)
High resolution:  Plate 11 (1.0 MB)
Medium resolution:  Plate 11 (603 K)

Plate 12 (accompanies chapter #7021 by Crifo et al.)
High resolution:  Plate 12 (949 K)
Medium resolution:  Plate 12 (542 K)

Plate 13 (accompanies chapter #7021 by Crifo et al.)
High resolution:  Plate 13 (1.4 MB)
Medium resolution:  Plate 13 (641 K)

Plate 14 (accompanies chapter #7021 by Crifo et al.)
High resolution:  Plate 14 (1.9 MB)
Medium resolution:  Plate 14 (724 K)

Plate 15 (accompanies chapter #7021 by Crifo et al.)
High resolution:  Plate 15 (1.8 MB)
Medium resolution:  Plate 15 (641 K)

Plates 16–17 (accompanies chapter #7006 by Fulle)
High resolution:  Plates 16–17 (4.5 MB)
Medium resolution:  Plates 16–17 (1.1 MB)

Plate 18 (accompanies chapter #7010 by Barucci et al.)
High resolution:  Plate 18 (446 K)