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Record 59 of 2979
The photochemistry of methane in the atmosphere of Triton
Author and Affiliation:
Strobel, Darrell F.(Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, United States)
Summers, Michael E.(U.S. Navy, E. O. Hulburt Center for Space Research, Washington, DC, United States)
Herbert, Floyd(Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD, United States)
Sandel, Bill R.(Arizona, University, Tucson, United States)
Abstract: The model of Summers and Strobel (1989) for photochemical reactions in the Uranus atmosphere was modified and used for quantitative calculations of methane in the atmosphere of Triton. The principal adjustable parameters in the new model are the surface CH4 concentrations and the vigor of vertical mixing in Triton's lower atmosphere. It is shown the rate of methane photolysis that was calculated is sufficient to generate a smog of condensed C2H2, C2H4, C2H6, and C4H2 particles in the lowest 30 km of Triton's atmosphere, with an optical depth consistent with the Voyager imaging results.
Publication Date: Sep 01, 1990
Document ID:
19900065495
(Acquired Nov 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 90A52550
Subject Category: LUNAR AND PLANETARY EXPLORATION
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: Geophysical Research Letters (ISSN 0094-8276); 17; 1729-173
Publisher Information: United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NAGW-648; NAGW-1181
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Johns Hopkins Univ.; Baltimore, MD, United States
Hulburt (E. O.) Center for Space Research; Washington, DC, United States
Arizona Univ.; Tucson, AZ, United States
Description: 4p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: ATMOSPHERIC MODELS; METHANE; PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTIONS; SATELLITE ATMOSPHERES; TRITON; PLANETARY ATMOSPHERES; SATELLITE IMAGERY; URANUS (PLANET); VOYAGER 2 SPACECRAFT
Imprint And Other Notes: Geophysical Research Letters (ISSN 0094-8276), vol. 17, Sept. 1990, p. 1729-1732.
Availability Source: Other Sources
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