ON SOME CONTRIBUTIONS OF METHANE TO OPACITIES IN THE ATMOSPHERES OF THE OUTER PLANETS AND THE SATELLITE TITAN
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Publisher:Ohio State University
Methane is known to be a significant constituent of the atmospheres of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, as well as the Saturnian satellite Titan. Infrared and visible spectra of methane in these atmospheres have been measured from the Earth and from space. Future observations promise higher spectral resolution at longer wavelengths. This research will explore spectroscopic opacities corresponding to conditions of temperature and pressure appropriate to these astrophysical sources.
Author Institution: Laboratory for Extraterrestrial Physics, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Department of Physics and Astronomy Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Tennessee University of Maryland
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