Volatile Origin and Cycles: Nitrogen and Methane

@inproceedings{Atreya2009VolatileOA,
  title={Volatile Origin and Cycles: Nitrogen and Methane},
  author={Sushil Kumar Atreya and Ralph Lorenz and J Hunter Waite},
  year={2009}
}
The story of Titan's two most abundant volatile constituents, nitrogen and methane, is intertwined. The focus of this paper is the origin and evolution of Titan's nitrogen atmosphere and the cycle of methane from its production to destruction to replenishment. Relevant observational results from Cassini—Huygens, Voyager and the Earth as well as various hypotheses and models are reviewed. The origin of nitrogen by direct capture, and from dissociation of primordial nitrogen-bearing molecules… CONTINUE READING
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