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Janssen et al. 2005

Janssen, M.A., M.D. Hofstadter, S. Gulkis, A.P. Ingersoll, M. Allison, S.J. Bolton, S.M. Levin, and L.A. Kamp, 2005: Microwave remote sensing of Jupiter's atmosphere from an orbiting spacecraft. Icarus, 173, 447-453, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2004.08.012.

Microwave remote sounding from a spacecraft flying by or in orbit around Jupiter offers new possibilities for retrieving important and presently poorly understood properties of its atmosphere. In particular, we show that precise measurements of relative brightness temperature as a function of off-nadir emission angles, combined with absolute brightness temperature measurements, can allow us to determine the global abundances of water and ammonia and study the dynamics and deep circulations of the atmosphere in the altitude range from the ammonia cloud region to depths greater than 30 bars in a manner which would not be achievable with ground-based telescopes.

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  author={Janssen, M. A. and Hofstadter, M. D. and Gulkis, S. and Ingersoll, A. P. and Allison, M. and Bolton, S. J. and Levin, S. M. and Kamp, L. A.},
  title={Microwave remote sensing of Jupiter's atmosphere from an orbiting spacecraft},

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RIS Citation

ID  - ja06000k
AU  - Janssen, M. A.
AU  - Hofstadter, M. D.
AU  - Gulkis, S.
AU  - Ingersoll, A. P.
AU  - Allison, M.
AU  - Bolton, S. J.
AU  - Levin, S. M.
AU  - Kamp, L. A.
PY  - 2005
TI  - Microwave remote sensing of Jupiter's atmosphere from an orbiting spacecraft
JA  - Icarus
VL  - 173
SP  - 447
EP  - 453
DO  - 10.1016/j.icarus.2004.08.012
ER  -

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