Titan's atmospheric temperatures, winds, and composition.

@article{Flasar2005TitansAT,
  title={Titan's atmospheric temperatures, winds, and composition.},
  author={Francis Michael Flasar and Richard Karl Achterberg and Barney Jay Conrath and Peter J. Gierasch and Donald E. Jennings and Conor A Nixon and Gordon Lee. Bjoraker and Paul Nichols Romani and Amy A. Simon-Miller and Bruno B{\'e}zard and Ath{\'e}na Coustenis and Patrick G J Irwin and Nicholas A Teanby and John Charles Brasunas and John Christopher Pearl and Miriam Estrada Segura and Ronald C. Carlson and Andrei Mamoutkine and Paul J. Schinder and Andrea Barucci and R{\'e}gis Courtin and Th. Fouchet and Denis Gautier and Emmanuel Lellouch and Anne-K. Marten and Ren{\'e}e Prang{\'e} and Sandrine Vinatier and D F Strobel and Simon B. Calcutt and Patricia L. Read and Fredric W. Taylor and Newton R. Bowles and Robert Earl Samuelson and G S Orton and Linda J. Spilker and Tobias C. Owen and John Ronald Spencer and Mark R Showalter and Cecile Ferrari and Marat M. Abbas and François Raulin and Samantha F. Edgington and Peter A. R. Ade and Edward Hyman Wishnow},
  journal={Science},
  year={2005},
  volume={308 5724},
  pages={
          975-8
        }
}
Temperatures obtained from early Cassini infrared observations of Titan show a stratopause at an altitude of 310 kilometers (and 186 kelvin at 15 degrees S). Stratospheric temperatures are coldest in the winter northern hemisphere, with zonal winds reaching 160 meters per second. The concentrations of several stratospheric organic compounds are enhanced at mid- and high northern latitudes, and the strong zonal winds may inhibit mixing between these latitudes and the rest of Titan. Above the… CONTINUE READING

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