Far infrared and submillimeter brightness temperatures of the giant planets
- Harper, D. A.
- Nov 1, 1985.
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- Loewenstein, R. F., Orton, G. S., Keene, J., Hildebrand, R. H., and Whitcomb, S. E.
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- The brightness temperatures of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune in the range 35 to 1000 micron. The effective temperatures derived from the measurements, supplemented by shorter wavelength Voyager data for Jupiter and Saturn, are 126.8 + or - 4.5 K, 93.4 + or - 3.3 K, 58.3 + or - 2.0 K, and 60.3 + or - 2.0 K, respectively. The implications of the measurements for bolometric output and for atmospheric structure and composition are discussed. The temperature spectrum of Jupiter shows a strong peak at approx. 350 microns followed by a deep valley at approx. 450 to 500 microns. Spectra derived from model atmospheres qualitatively reproduced these features but do not fit the data closely.
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- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19860005753.
Accession ID: 86N15223.
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