Structure and meteorology of the middle atmosphere of Venus: Infrared remote sensing from the Pioneer Orbiter

@article{Taylor1980StructureAM,
  title={Structure and meteorology of the middle atmosphere of Venus: Infrared remote sensing from the Pioneer Orbiter},
  author={Fredric W. Taylor and Reinhard Beer and Moustafa T. Chahine and David J. Diner and Lee S. Elson and Robert D. Haskins and Daniel J. Mccleese and John V. Martonchik and P. E. Reichley and S. P. Bradley and John Delderfield and J. T. Schofield and C. B. Farmer and Lucien Froidevaux and John Shing Chau Leung and M. Terry Coffey and John Gille},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
  year={1980},
  volume={85},
  pages={7963-8006}
}
  • F. Taylor, R. Beer, J. Gille
  • Published 30 December 1980
  • Environmental Science, Physics
  • Journal of Geophysical Research
The structure and variability of the middle atmosphere of Venus (60 to 140 km) were studied from the Pioneer Venus orbiter by using an infrared remote sensing instrument developed from those on terrestrial weather satellites. The wavelengths observed were selected to allow the vertical temperature profile, the albedo, the cloud opacity profile, and the far infrared opacity due to water vapor to be inferred from the data. The measured temperature field has been used to model the dynamics of the… 

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