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Hogan et al. 1969

Hogan, J.S., S.I. Rasool, and T. Encrenaz, 1969: The thermal structure of the Jovian atmosphere. J. Atmos. Sci., 26, 898-905, doi:10.1175/1520-0469(1969)026<0898:TTSOTJ>2.0.CO;2.

Thermal structure calculations have been carded out for the atmosphere of Jupiter above the level of the dense clouds, for boundary conditions suggested by recent observations. The resulting models are characterized by an extensive region of dynamical control above the cloud level, and a thermal inversion in the mesosphere, produced by absorption of solar IR energy in the 3020 /cm band of methane. The infrared and microwave spectra corresponding to the computed thermal models are found to be in generally good agreement with observed infrared and microwave brightness temperature of Jupiter. The effective temperatures of all of the thermal models are higher than the solar equilibrium value, and, thus, an internal heat source on Jupiter is suggested.

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  author={Hogan, J. S. and Rasool, S. I. and Encrenaz, T.},
  title={The thermal structure of the Jovian atmosphere},
  journal={Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences},

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ID  - ho06000k
AU  - Hogan, J. S.
AU  - Rasool, S. I.
AU  - Encrenaz, T.
PY  - 1969
TI  - The thermal structure of the Jovian atmosphere
JA  - J. Atmos. Sci.
JO  - Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences
VL  - 26
SP  - 898
EP  - 905
DO  - 10.1175/1520-0469(1969)026%3C0898%3ATTSOTJ%3E2.0.CO;2
ER  -

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