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Interdisciplinary Scientist

NSSDCA ID: 1978-078A-12

Mission Name: Pioneer Venus Probe Bus
Principal Investigator:Dr. James B. Pollack


A number of theorists were selected to participate as members of the science steering group in defining the scientific objectives, strategy, and planning for the mission, in coordinating the experiments, and in the analysis of flight experiment data. Each theorist had an area of major responsibility that included the determination of important sources of thermal opacity, the scattering characteristics of the clouds, and solar energy deposition profile, and the theory and evolution of the atmosphere and lithosphere of Venus.

Alternate Names

  • PioneerVenusProbeBus/InterdisciplinaryScientist5

Funding Agency

  • NASA-Office of Space Science (United States)


  • Planetary Science: Atmospheres

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this experiment can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. James B. PollackPrincipal InvestigatorNASA Ames Research Center
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