Local-time Dependence of Chemical Species in the Venusian Mesosphere

  title={Local-time Dependence of Chemical Species in the Venusian Mesosphere},
  author={Wencheng D. Shao and Xi Zhang and Jo{\~a}o Mendonça and Th{\'e}r{\`e}se Encrenaz},
  journal={The Planetary Science Journal},
Observed chemical species in the Venusian mesosphere show local-time variabilities. SO2 at the cloud top exhibits two local maxima over local time, H2O at the cloud top is uniformly distributed, and CO in the upper atmosphere shows a statistical difference between the two terminators. In this study, we investigated these local-time variabilities using a three-dimensional (3D) general circulation model (GCM) in combination with a two-dimensional (2D) chemical transport model (CTM). Our… 
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