Titan's atmospheric temperatures, winds, and composition.

  title={Titan's atmospheric temperatures, winds, and composition.},
  author={F. Michael Flasar and Richard K. Achterberg and Barney J. Conrath and Peter J. Gierasch and Virgil G Kunde and Conor A Nixon and Gordon L. Bjoraker and Donald E. Jennings and Paul N. Romani and Amy A. Simon-Miller and Bruno B{\'e}zard and Athena Coustenis and Patrick G J Irwin and Nicholas A Teanby and John C Brasunas and John C. Pearl and Marcia E. Segura and Robert W. Carlson and Andrei A. Mamoutkine and P J Schinder and Antonella Barucci and R{\'e}gis Courtin and Thierry Fouchet and Daniel Gautier and Emmanuel Lellouch and A. Marten and Ren{\'e}e Prang{\'e} and Sandrine Vinatier and Darrell F. Strobel and Simon B. Calcutt and Peter Read and Fredric W. Taylor and Neil E. Bowles and Robert E. Samuelson and G S Orton and Linda. J. Spilker and Tobias C. Owen and John Spencer and M. Robert Showalter and Chiara Ferrari and M. M. Abbas and François Raulin and Samantha Edgington and Peter A. R. Ade and Edward H. Wishnow},
  volume={308 5724},
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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