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Active upper-atmosphere chemistry and dynamics from polar circulation reversal on Titan.

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Saturn's moon Titan has a nitrogen atmosphere comparable to Earth's, with a surface pressure of 1.4 bar. Numerical models reproduce the tropospheric conditions very well but have trouble explaining the observed middle-atmosphere temperatures, composition and winds. The top of the middle-atmosphere circulation has been thought to lie at an altitude of 450 to 500 kilometres, where there is a layer of haze that appears to be separated from the main haze deck. This 'detached' haze was previously ...

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10.1038/nature11611

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Atmos Ocean and Planet Physics
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Journal:
Nature
Volume:
491
Issue:
7426
Pages:
732-735
Publication date:
2012-11-05
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EISSN:
1476-4687
ISSN:
0028-0836
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uuid:2ef591b4-26c4-4d76-91cf-438b60d0bf8e
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365470
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pubs:365470
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English

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