Titan's Lakes Chemical Composition: Sources Of Uncertainties And Variability, Implications For Noble Gases Sequestration

  title={Titan's Lakes Chemical Composition: Sources Of Uncertainties And Variability, Implications For Noble Gases Sequestration},
  author={Daniel Cordier and O. Mousis and Jonathan I. Lunine and S{\'e}bastien Lebonnois and Pascal Rannou and Panayotis Lavvas and L{\'e}lio Q. Lobo and A.G.M. Ferreira},
Abstract Between 2004 and 2007 the instruments of the Cassini spacecraft, orbiting within the Saturn system, discovered dark patches in the polar regions of Titan. These features are interpreted as hydrocarbon lakes and seas with ethane and methane identified as the main compounds. In this context, we have developed a lake–atmosphere equilibrium model allowing the determination of the chemical composition of these liquid areas present on Titan. The model is based on uncertain thermodynamic data… 

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