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The infrared spectrum of JupiterThe principal characteristics of Jupiter's infrared spectrum are reviewed with emphasis on their significance for our understanding of the composition and temperature structure of the Jovian upper atmosphere. The spectral region from 1 to 40 microns divides naturally into three regimes: the reflecting region, thermal emission from below the cloud deck (5-micron hot spots), and thermal emission from above the clouds. Opaque parts of the Jovian atmosphere further subdivide these regions into windows, and each is discussed in the context of its past or potential contributions to our knowledge of the planet. Recent results are incorporated into a table of atmospheric composition and abundance which includes positively identified constituents as well as several which require verification. The limited available information about spatial variations of the infrared spectrum is presented
Document ID
19770029168
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Ridgway, S. T. (Kitt Peak National Observatory Tucson, Ariz., United States)
Larson, H. P. (Arizona Univ. Tucson, AZ, United States)
Fink, U. (Arizona, University Tucson, Ariz., United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1976
Subject Category
LUNAR AND PLANETARY EXPLORATION
Meeting Information
Colloquium on Jupiter: Studies of the interior, atmosphere, magnetosphere and satellites(Tucson, AZ)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NGR-03-002-332
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSG-7070
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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