Spectroscopic Determination of the Phase Composition and Temperature of Nitrogen Ice on Triton

@article{Tryka1993SpectroscopicDO,
  title={Spectroscopic Determination of the Phase Composition and Temperature of Nitrogen Ice on Triton},
  author={Kimberly A. Tryka and R. Hanbury Brown and Vincent G. Anicich and Dale P. Cruikshank and Tobias C. Owen},
  journal={Science},
  year={1993},
  volume={261},
  pages={751 - 754}
}
Laboratory spectra of the first overtone band (2.1480 micrometers, 4655.4 reciprocal centimeters) of solid nitrogen show additional structure at 2.1618 micrometers (4625.8 reciprocal centimeters) over a limited temperature range. The spectrum of Neptune's satellite Triton shows the nitrogen overtone band as well as the temperature-sensitive component. The temperature dependence of this band may be used in conjunction with ground-based observations of Triton as an independent means of… Expand
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