Looking for review article on planetary interiors

In summary, planetary interiors are a subject of great interest and ongoing research in the field of planetary science. They involve the study of the composition, structure, and dynamics of the interior of planets, including Earth, as well as other celestial bodies such as moons and asteroids. This field of study has provided valuable insights into the formation and evolution of planets, and has also helped in understanding the processes that shape their surfaces and atmospheres. Researchers use a variety of techniques, including remote sensing, geophysics, and laboratory experiments, to study planetary interiors and uncover their mysteries.
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I am looking for a modern review article on high pressure equations of state and planetary interiors. Preferably post 2010. Does anyone know of one? Thanks.
 
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caz said:
modern review article on high pressure equations of state and planetary interiors.
Local planets, e.g., those to which we can actually send probes, or extrasolar planets?

There is an article on the composition of Jupiter's atmosphere, but EOS are lacking.
https://lasp.colorado.edu/home/mop/files/2015/08/jupiter_ch4-1.pdf

Simulating Nonhydrostatic Atmospheres on Planets (SNAP): Formulation, Validation, and Application to the Jovian Atmosphere (2019)
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4365/aafdaa

Hubbard and Militzer, A Preliminary Jupiter Model, 2016
https://arxiv.org/pdf/1602.05143.pdf

Y. Miguel, T. Guillot, and L. Fayon, "Jupiter internal structure: the effect of different equations of state," A&A 596, A114 (2016) DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201629732
https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/pdf/2016/12/aa29732-16.pdf

There are others.
 
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Astronuc said:
Local planets, e.g., those to which we can actually send probes, or extrasolar planets?
When I phrased the question, I was thinking about local planets and the improvements in experimental and computational EOS data that have occurred since the nineties.
 
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caz said:
When I phrased the question, I was thinking about local planets and the improvements in experimental and computational EOS data that have occurred since the nineties.
EOS for Mercury, Venus and Mars will all be different, as are those for Jupiter and Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, and Pluto. We need more data though.

NASA's Juno is collecting more information on Jupiter. The mission has been in the news this past week.

From last year, 2020, a special edition of JGR: Space Physics
https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/toc/10.1002/(ISSN)2169-9402.MIDJUNO

Jupiter Midway Through the Juno Mission

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First published: 1 February 2020
Last updated: 28 May 2021
Juno arrived into orbit around Jupiter on July 4, 2016, and is a bit more than half-way through its prime mission. Juno is revolutionizing our knowledge of the nature, origin, formation and evolution of Jupiter; through study of the solar system's largest planet, our understanding of general planetary formation processes is changing as well. This special issue includes results on Jupiter's interior structure, magnetic field and radiation environment, atmospheric dynamics and composition, the morphology and physics of Jupiter's polar magnetosphere, and UV and IR aurorae.

NASA’s Juno: Science Results Offer First 3D View of Jupiter Atmosphere​

Oct 28, 2021 - https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/...lts-offer-first-3d-view-of-jupiter-atmosphere
The findings also indicate these storms are far taller than expected, with some extending 60 miles (100 kilometers) below the cloud tops and others, including the Great Red Spot, extending over 200 miles (350 kilometers). This surprise discovery demonstrates that the vortices cover regions beyond those where water condenses and clouds form, below the depth where sunlight warms the atmosphere.

The height and size of the Great Red Spot means the concentration of atmospheric mass within the storm potentially could be detectable by instruments studying Jupiter’s gravity field. Two close Juno flybys over Jupiter’s most famous spot provided the opportunity to search for the storm’s gravity signature and complement the MWR results on its depth.

With Juno traveling low over Jupiter’s cloud deck at about 130,000 mph (209,000 kph) Juno scientists were able to measure velocity changes as small 0.01 millimeter per second using a NASA’s Deep Space Network tracking antenna, from a distance of more than 400 million miles (650 million kilometers). This enabled the team to constrain the depth of the Great Red Spot to about 300 miles (500 kilometers) below the cloud tops.

“The precision required to get the Great Red Spot’s gravity during the July 2019 flyby is staggering,” said Marzia Parisi, a Juno scientist from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California and lead author of a paper in the Journal Science on gravity overflights of the Great Red Spot. “Being able to complement MWR’s finding on the depth gives us great confidence that future gravity experiments at Jupiter will yield equally intriguing results.”
https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/28/22749095/nasa-juno-jupiter-great-red-spot-depth

Jupiter's Temperate Belt/Zone Contrasts Revealed at Depth by Juno Microwave Observations​

https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2021JE006858

Vertical Distribution of Aerosols and Hazes Over Jupiter's Great Red Spot and Its Surroundings in 2016 From HST/WFC3 Imaging​

https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2021JE006996
 
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