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Infrared remote sounding of the middle atmosphere of venus from the pioneer orbiter.

Abstract:

Orbiter infrared measurements of the Venus atmosphere in the 60- to 140-kilometer region show very small diurnal temperature differences near the cloud tops, increasing somewhat at higher levels. The seasonal (that is, equator to pole) contrasts are an order of magnitude larger, and the temperatures unexpectedly increase with increasing latitude below 80 kilometers. An isothermal layer at least two scale heights in vertical extent is found near the 100-kilometer altitude, where the temperatur...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Atmos Ocean and Planet Physics
Hanner, MS More by this author
McCleese, DJ More by this author
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Journal:
Science (New York, N.Y.)
Volume:
203
Issue:
4382
Pages:
779-781
Publication date:
1979-02-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1095-9203
ISSN:
0036-8075
URN:
uuid:ae4d83e6-2483-45c5-84c3-cedc6d307c76
Source identifiers:
6671
Local pid:
pubs:6671
Language:
English

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