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Titan's atmospheric temperatures, winds, and composition.

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Temperatures obtained from early Cassini infrared observations of Titan show a stratopause at an altitude of 310 kilometers (and 186 kelvin at 15 degrees S). Stratospheric temperatures are coldest in the winter northern hemisphere, with zonal winds reaching 160 meters per second. The concentrations of several stratospheric organic compounds are enhanced at mid- and high northern latitudes, and the strong zonal winds may inhibit mixing between these latitudes and the rest of Titan. Above the s...

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10.1126/science.1111150

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Journal:
Science (New York, N.Y.)
Volume:
308
Issue:
5724
Pages:
975-978
Publication date:
2005-05-05
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EISSN:
1095-9203
ISSN:
0036-8075
URN:
uuid:35faba32-411a-489b-89d0-268874979f54
Source identifiers:
27857
Local pid:
pubs:27857

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