A warm layer in Venus' cryosphere and high-altitude measurements of HF, HCl, H2O and HDO

@article{Bertaux2007AWL,
  title={A warm layer in Venus' cryosphere and high-altitude measurements of HF, HCl, H2O and HDO},
  author={J. Bertaux and Ann-Carine Vandaele and O. Korablev and E. Villard and A. Fedorova and D. Fussen and E. Qu{\'e}merais and D. Belyaev and A. Mahieux and F. Montmessin and C. Muller and E. Neefs and D. Nevejans and V. Wilquet and J. Dubois and A. Hauchecorne and A. Stepanov and I. Vinogradov and A. Rodin},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2007},
  volume={450},
  pages={646-649}
}
  • J. Bertaux, Ann-Carine Vandaele, +16 authors A. Rodin
  • Published 2007
  • Geology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Venus has thick clouds of H2SO4 aerosol particles extending from altitudes of 40 to 60 km. The 60–100 km region (the mesosphere) is a transition region between the 4 day retrograde superrotation at the top of the thick clouds and the solar–antisolar circulation in the thermosphere (above 100 km), which has upwelling over the subsolar point and transport to the nightside. The mesosphere has a light haze of variable optical thickness, with CO, SO2, HCl, HF, H2O and HDO as the most important minor… CONTINUE READING
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