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Constraints on Jupiter's stratospheric HCl abundance and chlorine cycle from Herschel/HIFI

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Detection of HCl on Jupiter would provide insight into the chlorine cycle and external elemental fluxes on giant planets, yet so far has not been possible. Here we present the most sensitive search for Jupiters stratospheric HCl to date using observations of the 625.907 and 1876.221 GHz spectral lines with Herschels HIFI instrument. HCl was not detected, but we determined the most stringent upper limits so far, improving on previous studies by two orders of magnitude. If HCl is assumed to be ...

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10.1016/j.pss.2014.07.015

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Atmos Ocean and Planet Physics
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Author
Publisher:
Elsevier Ltd
Journal:
PLANETARY AND SPACE SCIENCE
Volume:
103
Pages:
250-261
Publication date:
2014-11-15
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ISSN:
0032-0633
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uuid:133319cd-821f-45a7-92d8-c27d46ddfe50
Source identifiers:
483044
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pubs:483044
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English
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