ICE / VAPOR RATIO OF ENCELADUS ’ S PLUME : IMPLICATIONS FOR SUBLIMATION

@inproceedings{Kieffer2009ICEV,
  title={ICE / VAPOR RATIO OF ENCELADUS ’ S PLUME : IMPLICATIONS FOR SUBLIMATION},
  author={Susan Werner Kieffer and Xinli Lu and Greg Mcfarquhar and Kenneth H. Wohletz},
  year={2009}
}
Introduction: The discovery of plumes of H 2 O vapor and ice particles erupting from the south pole of Enceladus sparked controversy over whether these plumes are produced by boiling, or by sublimation with subsequent recondensation of the sublimated vapor. The assumption that the masses of ice (I) and vapor (V) in the plume were comparable was taken to argue against the occurrence of sublimation and re-condensation, leading to the hypothesis that the reservoir was boiling water [1]. Thus, it… CONTINUE READING