A possibly universal red chromophore for modeling color variations on Jupiter

@article{Sromovsky2017APU,
  title={A possibly universal red chromophore for modeling color variations on Jupiter},
  author={L. Sromovsky and K. Baines and P. Fry and R. Carlson},
  journal={Icarus},
  year={2017},
  volume={291},
  pages={232-244}
}
Abstract A new laboratory-generated chemical compound made from photodissociated ammonia (NH 3 ) molecules reacting with acetylene (C 2 H 2 ) was suggested as a possible coloring agent for Jupiter’s Great Red Spot (GRS) by Carlson et al. (2016, Icarus 274, 106–115). Baines et al. (2016, Icarus, submitted) showed that the GRS spectrum measured by the visual channels of the Cassini VIMS instrument in 2000 could be accurately fit by a cloud model in which the chromophore appeared as a physically… Expand
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