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Jupiter's Atmospheric Composition from the Cassini Thermal Infrared Spectroscopy Experiment

Kunde, V. G., Flasar, F. M., Jennings, D. E., Bézard, B., Strobel, D. F., Conrath, B. J., Nixon, C. A., Bjoraker, G. L., Romani, P. N., Achterberg, R. K., Simon-Miller, A. A., Irwin, P., Brasunas, J. C., Pearl, J. C., Smith, M. D., Orton, G. S., Gierasch, P. J., Spilker, L. J., Carlson, R. C., Mamoutkine, A. A., Calcutt, S. B., Read, P. L., Taylor, F. W., Fouchet, T., Parrish, P., Barucci, A., Courtin, R., Coustenis, A., Gautier, D., Lellouch, E., Marten, A., Prangé, R., Biraud, Y., Ferrari, C., Owen, T. C., Abbas, M. M., Samuelson, R. E., Raulin, F., Ade, Peter A. R., Césarsky, C. J., Grossman, G. U. and Coradini, A. 2004. Jupiter's Atmospheric Composition from the Cassini Thermal Infrared Spectroscopy Experiment. Science 305 (5690) , pp. 1582-1586. 10.1126/science.1100240

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The Composite Infrared Spectrometer observed Jupiter in the thermal infrared during the swing-by of the Cassini spacecraft. Results include the detection of two new stratospheric species, the methyl radical and diacetylene, gaseous species present in the north and south auroral infrared hot spots; determination of the variations with latitude of acetylene and ethane, the latter a tracer of atmospheric motion; observations of unexpected spatial distributions of carbon dioxide and hydrogen cyanide, both considered to be products of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 impacts; characterization of the morphology of the auroral infrared hot spot acetylene emission; and a new evaluation of the energetics of the northern auroral infrared hot spot.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Q Science > QC Physics
Publisher: American Association for the Advancement of Science
ISSN: 0036-8075
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 08:19

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