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Energy deposition and primary chemical products in Titan's upper atmosphere

Lavvas, P; Galand, M; Yelle, R V; Heays, Alan; Lewis, Brenton; Lewis, G R; Coates, A J


Cassini results indicate that solar photons dominate energy deposition in Titan's upper atmosphere. These dissociate and ionize nitrogen and methane and drive the subsequent complex organic chemistry. The improved constraints on the atmospheric composition from Cassini measurements demand greater precision in the photochemical modeling. Therefore, in order to quantify the role of solar radiation in the primary chemical production, we have performed detailed calculations for the energy...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Icarus
DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2011.03.001


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