Absorption of Sunlight in the Atmosphere of Venus

@article{Tomasko1979AbsorptionOS,
  title={Absorption of Sunlight in the Atmosphere of Venus},
  author={Martin George Tomasko and Lyn Doose and Peter H. Smith},
  journal={Science},
  year={1979},
  volume={205},
  pages={80 - 82}
}
In this report the fluxes measured by the solar flux radiometer (LSFR) of the Pioneer Venus large probe are compared with calculations for model atmospheres. If the large particles of the middle and lower clouds are assumed to be sulfur, strong, short-wavelength absorption results in a net flux profile significantly different from the LSFR net flux measurements. Models in which the smallest particles are assumed to be sulfur gave flux profiles consistent with the measurements if an additional… 
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