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Mid-infrared spectroscopy of Uranus from the Spitzer Infrared Spectrometer: 1. Determination of the mean temperature structure of the upper troposphere and stratosphere

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On 2007 December 16-17, spectra were acquired of the disk of Uranus by the Spitzer Infrared Spectrometer (IRS), ten days after the planet's equinox, when its equator was close to the sub-Earth point. This spectrum provides the highest-resolution broad-band spectrum ever obtained for Uranus from space, allowing a determination of the disk-averaged temperature and molecule composition to a greater degree of accuracy than ever before. The temperature profiles derived from the Voyager radio occul...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Atmos Ocean and Planet Physics
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Publisher:
Academic Press Inc.
Journal:
Icarus
Volume:
243
Pages:
494-513
Publication date:
2014-11-05
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EISSN:
1090-2643
ISSN:
0019-1035
URN:
uuid:47f96ce1-f476-4c0b-b88b-f1a2a646baa7
Source identifiers:
489607
Local pid:
pubs:489607

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