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SO2 on Venus: IUE, HST and ground-based measurements, and the active volcanism connectionMagellan images have shown that the volcanic features are widespread over the surface of Venus. The question of whether there is active volcanism is important for understanding both the atmospheric and the geological processes on Venus. The thick cloud cover of Venus precludes any direct observation of active volcanoes even if they exist. The only means of monitoring the active volcanism on Venus at present seems to be remote sensing from Earth. Continuous monitoring of SO2 is important to establish the long term trend of SO2 abundance and to understand the physical mechanism responsible for the change.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Na, C. Y.
(Southwest Research and Development Co. Las Cruces, NM, United States)
Barker, E. S.
(Texas Univ. Austin., United States)
Stern, S. A.
(Southwest Research and Development Co. Las Cruces, NM, United States)
Esposito, L. W.
(Colorado Univ. Boulder., United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1993
Publication Information
Publication: Lunar and Planetary Inst., Twenty-Fourth Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Part 3: N-Z
Subject Category
Lunar And Planetary Exploration
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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