H3+ cooling in planetary atmospheres.

  title={H3+ cooling in planetary atmospheres.},
  author={Steve M. Miller and Tom Stallard and Henrik Melin and Jonathan Tennyson},
  journal={Faraday discussions},
  pages={283-91; discussion 379-403}
We review the role of H3+ in planetary atmospheres, with a particular emphasis on its effect in cooling and stabilising, an effect that has been termed the "H3+ thermostat" (see Miller et al., Philos. Trans. R. Soc. London, Ser. A, 2000, 58, 2485). In the course of our analysis of this effect, we found that cooling functions that make use of the partition… CONTINUE READING