The greenhouse and antigreenhouse effects on Titan

@article{McKay1991TheGA,
  title={The greenhouse and antigreenhouse effects on Titan},
  author={C. P. McKay and J. B. Pollack and R{\'e}gis Courtin},
  journal={Science},
  year={1991},
  volume={253},
  pages={1118 - 1121}
}
There are many parallels between the atmospheric thermal structure of the Saturnian satellite Titan and the terrestrial greenhouse effect; these parallels provide a comparison for theories of the heat balance of Earth. Titan's atmosphere has a greenhouse effect caused primarily by pressure-induced opacity of N2, CH4, and H2. H2 is a key absorber because it is primarily responsible for the absorption in the wave number 400 to 600 cm-1 "window" region of Titan's infrared spectrum. The… 

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