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A new method for the determination of the mixing ratio hydrogen to helium in the giant planets.By using a numerical iterative method, it is demonstrated that the mixing ratio H2/He on the giant planets can be inferred from spectral measurements of the intensity emitted by these planets in the far infrared range. The method is successfully applied to synthetic spectra of Saturn computed from atmospheric thermal models. The effect of random and systematic measurement errors on the determination of the mixing ratio is also studied.
Document ID
19720049061
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Gautier, D. (Meudon, Observatoire, Meudon Hauts-de-Seine, France)
Grossman, K. (NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies New York, N.Y., United States)
Date Acquired
August 6, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1972
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences
Volume: 29
Subject Category
SPACE SCIENCES
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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