Atmospheres in the Solar System: Comparative Aeronomy by Michael Mendillo, Andrew Nagy, J. H. Waite Jr.

By Michael Mendillo, Andrew Nagy, J. H. Waite Jr.

Published through the yank Geophysical Union as a part of the Geophysical Monograph Series.

Atmospheres are the most important parts of our universe. they're the single observable areas of stars and mammoth planets, either inside and past our sun approach. a few terrestrial-size our bodies (Venus, Earth, Mars, Titan and Triton) have everlasting atmospheres whereas others (e.g., Mercury, Moon, Io, and Europa) have tenuous gaseous envelopes that vary day-by-day. Comets are tiny our bodies via planetary yardsticks, yet their atmospheres should be the most important noticeable items within the evening sky. Atmospheric technology strives to appreciate how this type of varied set of atmospheres shape, evolve, and disappear.

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Their formulation, Matcheva and Strobel [1999] find t h a t waves with t h e characteristics derived by Young et al [1997] do not heat t h e jovian thermosphere t o t h e ob­ served levels, though they are still energetically impor­ tant. Both Young et al. [1997] a n d Matcheva and Strobel [1999] based their calculations on t h e W K B approxi­ mation for wave propagation. Hickey et al. [2000] re­ cently carried out full numerical solutions t o t h e wave equation. Although they did not calculate t h e temper­ a t u r e rise due t o t h e Young et al.

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