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Electric discharge synthesis of HCN in simulated Jovian atmospheresCorona discharge is presently considered as a possible source of the HCN detected in the Jovian atmosphere at 2.2 x 10 to the -7th moles/sq cm column density, for the cases of gas mixtures containing H2, CH4, and NH3, with H2/CH4 ratios from 4.4 to 1585. A 3:1 ratio of corona discharge to lightning energy similar to that of the earth is applied to Jupiter. Depending on the lightning energy available on Jupiter and the eddy diffusion coefficients in the synthesis region, HCN column densities generated by corona discharge could account for about 10 percent of the HCN observed.
Document ID
19880031451
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Stribling, Roscoe
(California Univ. La Jolla, CA, United States)
Miller, Stanley L.
(California, University La Jolla, United States)
Date Acquired
August 13, 2013
Publication Date
October 1, 1987
Publication Information
Publication: Icarus
Volume: 72
ISSN: 0019-1035
Subject Category
Lunar And Planetary Exploration
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAGW-20
Distribution Limits
Public
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