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The Upper Atmosphere of Venus during Morning Conditions

NSSDCA ID: PSPA-00309

Availability: At NSSDC, Ready for Offline Distribution (or Staging if Digital)

Time span: 1978-12-09 to 1978-12-09

Description

This data set consists of tables of the measurements resulting from the descent of the Pioneer Venus Bus into the Venusian atmosphere on December 9, 1978. These tables were taken from the paper by Von Zahn, et al. in J. Geophys. Res., v. 85, n. A13, pp. 7829-7840, 1980. Table 1 gives the measured number densities of He, CO2, CO, N2, and CO+N2 at various descending altitudes from 200 to 130 km. Table 2 gives the Morning Side Model for the upper atmosphere of Venus. The columns include model densities of CO2, N2, He, CO, O, and the derived quantities of mass density, mean molecular weight, temperature, pressure, molecular diffusion, and eddy coefficients for various altitudes from 220-100 km.

Alternate Names

  • Upper Atm. Morning Conditions

Discipline

  • Planetary Science: Atmospheres

Old NSSDCA ID

  • 78-078A-03B

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Personnel

NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Ulf Von ZahnGeneral ContactUniversitat Bonnvonzahn@iap-kborn.de
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