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Thaddeus 1968

Thaddeus, P., 1968: The dry massive model of the atmosphere of Venus and microwave phase effect. In The Atmospheres of Venus and Mars. J.C. Brandt and M.B. McElroy, Eds. Gordon and Breach, pp. 103-108.

The microwave phase effect of Venus observed by Drake at a wavelength of 10 cm, and the distribution of microwave emission over the planet's surface observed by Clark and Kuz'min at the same wavelength indicates that at the sub and antisolar points, and at the poles, the following sequence of brightness temperatures occurs: TB (subsiolar) > TB (antipolar) > TB (polar). It is natural to suppose that this sequence is a consequence of diurnal thermal changes over the lowest atmospheric scale height, but it is noteworthy that the same sqeuence can be produced by a convective boundary layer and surface thermal wave in an atmosphere too massive to show significant diurnal thermal change. As long as the convective boundary layer is optically thin in the infrared, however, radiative transfer confines these three brightness temperatures to an interval of at most 30° Kelvin, which is several times smaller than the spread indicated by the radio observations.

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@inproceedings{th09100t,
  author={Thaddeus, P.},
  editor={Brandt, J. C. and McElroy, M. B.},
  title={The dry massive model of the atmosphere of Venus and microwave phase effect},
  booktitle={The Atmospheres of Venus and Mars},
  year={1968},
  pages={103--108},
  publisher={Gordon and Breach},
  address={New York},
}

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PY  - 1968
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BT  - The Atmospheres of Venus and Mars
SP  - 103
EP  - 108
PB  - Gordon and Breach
CY  - New York
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