TWO-LAYER MODEL OF THE JOVIAN CLOUDS

RE DANIELSON RE, Martin G Tomasko

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Abstract

The paper investigates a simple inhomogeneous model for the Jovian clouds. This model consists of an upper cloud layer, having a transmission approximately equal to 0. 5 for vertically incident radiation, and a lower semi-infinite cloud separated by a clear space. The upper cloud layer is composed of NH//3 ice while the lower cloud is an NH//4HS cloud overlying an H//2O ice cloud. A satisfactory fit to the measured equivalent widths of the H//2 quadrupole lines is obtained with approximately equal to 15 km amagat (am) H//2 above the upper cloud and approximately equal to 50 km am in the clear space below if the diffuse transmission of the upper cloud approximately equal to 0. 5.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)889-897
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the Atmospheric Sciences
Volume26
Issue number5 pt 1
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1969
Externally publishedYes

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