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Record 77 of 1719
Triton's surface-atmosphere energy balance
External Online Source: doi:10.1016/0019-1035(92)90144-V
Author and Affiliation:
Stansberry, John A.(NASA, Washington, DC, United States)
Yelle, Roger V.(NASA, Washington, DC, United States)
Lunine, Jonathan I.(Arizona Univ., Tucson, United States)
Mcewen, Alfred S.(USGS, Flagstaff, AZ, United States)
Abstract: A model encompassing the turbulent transfer of sensible heat as well as insolation, reradiation, and latent heat transport is presently used to investigate the energetics of the surface-atmosphere system of Triton. Under the assumption of a physically plausible range of heat transfer coefficients, the atmospheric temperature 1 km above the surface is found to be 1-3 K hotter than the Triton surface. The observed N2 frosts must have an emissivity lower than unity in order to match a frost temperature at the surface of about 38 K.
Publication Date: Oct 01, 1992
Document ID:
19930030898
(Acquired Dec 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 93A14895
Subject Category: LUNAR AND PLANETARY EXPLORATION
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: Icarus (ISSN 0019-1035); 99; 2; p. 242-260.
Publisher Information: United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NAGW-1039; NAGW-2017
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA; Washington, DC, United States
Description: 19p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: AIR LAND INTERACTIONS; ALBEDO; ENERGY BUDGETS; SATELLITE ATMOSPHERES; TRITON; ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION; ATMOSPHERIC MODELS; ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE; EMISSIVITY; HEAT TRANSFER; THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY
Imprint And Other Notes: Icarus vol. 99, no. 2 p. 242-260. Oct. 1992. Neptune/Triton Conference, Tucson, AZ, Jan. 6-10, 1992, p. 242-260.
Availability Source: Other Sources
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