Comparison of Calculated and Measured Ion Densities on the Dayside of Venus

@article{Nagy1979ComparisonOC,
  title={Comparison of Calculated and Measured Ion Densities on the Dayside of Venus},
  author={Andrew F. Nagy and Thomas E. Cravens and R. H. Chen and Harry A. Jr. Taylor and Larry H. Brace and Henry C. Brinton},
  journal={Science},
  year={1979},
  volume={205},
  pages={107 - 109}
}
Datafrom the Pioneer Venus ion mass spectrometers are compared with model calculations of the ion density distributions appropriate for daytime conditions. The model assumes diffusive equilibrium upper boundary conditions for the major ions (O2+, O+, CO2+, He+, and H+); the agreement between the calculated and measured gross behavior of these ions is reasonably good except for H+, which may be influenced strongly by convective transport processes. The distributions of five minor ions (C+, N… 
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